Early UFA Film Posters: Projecting Women
Germany, 1920, Silent Film, 103 min., Director: Ernst Lubitsch, Cast: Pola Negri, Jenny Hasselqvist, Paul Wegener
A story of romantic connections in an oriental setting. A traveling troupe of performers arrive in a fictional Arabian city. Amongst the performers is the dancer Janaia, whom a slave trader hopes to sell to the Sheik as an addition to his harem. However, the hunchback clown from the troupe has feelings for Janaia and doesn’t want her to leave. Meanwhile, the Sheik’s favorite consort, Sumurun falls in love with a clothing merchant. In order to be together, Sumurun takes risks that could be putting more than just her own life on the line.
This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Early UFA Film Posters: Projecting Women.