The Blue Angel – In cinemas from 31 May 2019
Joseph von Sternberg’s dazzling 1930s masterpiece starring Marlene Dietrich in her breakthrough role, The Blue Angel, will be re-released in cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) from 31 May 2019, to coincide with the centenary of the Weimar Republic.
The Blue Angel [Der blaue Engel] is one of the first German language sound films, and the picture that represents the initial collaboration between Josef von Sternberg and his immortal muse, Marlene Dietrich.
Following up his role in von Sternberg’s great silent The Last Command, Emil Jannings portrays a schoolteacher named Immanuel Rath, whose fateful expedition to catch his students frequenting the cabaret known as “The Blue Angel” leads to his own rapture with the establishment’s main attraction Lola (Dietrich) — and, as a result, triggers the downward spiral of his life and fortune. Directed by von Sternberg while on loan from America to the pioneering German producer Erich Pommer, The Blue Angel is, at once captivating, devastating, and powerfully erotic, laced-through with Sternberg’s masterful cinematography.
From here, the director and Dietrich would go on to make six more films together in the span of five years, and leave a legacy of some of the most indelible iconography in the cinema of glamour and obsession.
Eureka and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to bring The Blue Angel back to big screen once again from 31 May 3019, when it is released in selected cinemas nationwide (UK and Ireland) to coincide with the centenary of the Weimar Republic and the BFI Southbank’s major two-month season Beyond Your Wildest Dreams: Weimar Cinema 1919-1933. The season will celebrate one of the most innovative and ground-breaking chapters in the history of cinema, featuring the work of filmmakers such as Ernst Lubitsch, Fritz Lang, Max Ophuls, Josef von Sternberg, Leontine Sagan, Lotte Reiniger, Robert Siodmak and more.
The Blue Angel will be screening in the following cinemas
London; BFI Southbank; 31 May 2019 (14 days) Book Here
Dublin; Irish Film Institute; 31 May 2019 (7 days) Book Here
Manchester; Home; 2,4 & 5 June 2019 (3 days) Book Here
Cork; Triskel Arts Centre; 2 June 2019 (4 days) Book Here
Wallingford; Corn Exchange; 6 June 2019 (1 day) Book Here
Edinburgh; Filmhouse; 7 June 2019 (7 days) Book Here
Belfast; Queen’s Film Theatre (QFT); 7 June 2019 (5 days) Book Here
Dundee; Dundee Contemporary Arts; 9 June 2019 (1 day) Book Here
Penarth, Wales; Snowcat Cinema; 7 June 2019 (1 day) Book Here
Inverness; Eden Court; 9 & 10 June 2019 (2 days) Book Here
Lancaster; The Dukes; 10 & 12 June 2019 (2 days) Book Here
Glasgow; Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT); 11-13 June 2019 (3 days) Book Here
St. Leonards-on-Sea; Kino Teatr; 13 June 2019 (1 day) Book Here
Totnes; Totnes Cinema; 17 & 18 June 2019 (2 days) Book Here
Sheffield; Showroom Cinema; 21 – 27 June 2019 (7 days)
Aberdeen; The Belmont; 24-27 June 2019 (4 days) Book Here
Derby; The Quad; 24-26 June 2019 (3 days)
Cardiff; Chapter Arts Centre; 30 June & 2 July 2019 (2 days) Book Here
Ipswich; Ipswich Film Theatre; 18 July 2019
Stamford; Stamford Arts Centre; 22 July 2019 (1 day)
Eastbourne; Towner Cinema; 17 & 22 August 2019 (2 days)