Silent Cinema

Cinema and History
"The Last Command" (1928) by Josef von Sternberg

25, 26 May 2018

The Last Command (1928, USA) by Josef von Sternberg, with Emil JanningsEvelyn Brent and William Powell (87')
Presentation: Carlos F. Heredero

The Russian General Sergius Alexander, the Czar’s cousin who was exiled in Hollywood as a result of  Russian Revolution, plays a film role that evokes his past. Emil Jannings, who played the main character, won the Oscar for Best Actor in the first edition of these awards, in 1929, as a result of a double nomination for his role in this film and in the lost The Way of All Flesh (1927, Victor Fleming). This Hollywood look at the 1917 October Revolution, describes the events that occurred using the technical resource of a “film within film”, but from the individual perspective of the czarist general.

On Saturday, the video of the presentation recorded the day before will be shown.