Viktor und Viktoria (Victor and Victoria) 1933 All ages
6.00PM Wed 4 Nov 2020 (1hr 40mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
‘In writer-director Reinhold Schünzel’s musical comedy, out-of-work music hall singer Renate Müller partners with down-and-out thespian Hermann Thimig to revamp her act. Pretending to be a man performing in drag, “Monsieur Victoria” becomes the toast of the international stage. But she soon finds that her playful bending of genders entangles her personal and professional life.
Produced in the final days of pre-Nazi Germany, Victor and Victoria received limited exposure in the U.S., and is today best known by Blake Edwards’s 1982 remake with Julie Andrews and the 1995 Broadway production. Schünzel’s original version is every bit as charming and outrageous, reminiscent of the sly sex comedies of Ernst Lubitsch and Billy Wilder.’ Film Forum
Screening: Sat 31 Oct 12.30pm, Wed 4 Nov 6.00pm and Sun 15 Nov 3.00pm
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 100 MINUTES, GERMAN, ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: REINHOLD SCHÜNZEL / CINEMATOGRAPHER: KONSTANTANTIN IRMEN-TSCHET / EDITOR: ARNFRIED HEYNE / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MURNAU STIFTUNG / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP