Metropolis: Back on the Silver Screen

For fans of Fritz Lang’s infamous 20s-era Expressionist film, Metropolis, the rare chance to see it on the silver screen is now here, coinciding with an exhibition at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris.  Restored to its original 2 hours and 33 minutes after a rare full-length copy was found in Argentina in 2008, this version of Metropolis promises sequences unknown even to die-hard fans.  The accompanying exhibit features original illustrations by set designers, over 800 photographs taken during the making-of, and the robot herself.  A combined ticket for €8 provides entrance to the exhibition and the screening of the film at the MK2 Bibliothèque cinema in Paris’ 13th arrondissement, just across the river from the Cinémathèque Française in Bercy Village.  Through 29 January 2012.

Below, a series of favorite stills.

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