Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Silent Movie Night: The Abyss

After last week's Hitchcock thriller The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, the next movie we'll be watching at Refugium is the Danish film The Abyss (Afgrunden), made in 1910. 

Directed by Urban Gad, The Abyss launched Asta Nielsen into international stardom. It was considered so scandalous that it was censored in several countries, including Norway and Sweden. 

Until the beginning of World War 1, Danish cinema was the Hollywood of Europe, and thanks to the success of The Abyss, erotic melodrama continued to be its preferred genre throughout the 1910s.

Come join us for this gem of early movie history, this Friday, 1st July at 1pm SLT. To reach Refugium, follow this SLurl.

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