Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS – A cine-concert by Rabih Beaini
On the occasion of the closing night of the 20th European Film Festival in Lebanon, the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon and the Metropolis Association with the support of the Goethe-Institut in Lebanon and the Italian Cultural Center in Beirut present the silent German Film “Metropolis” by Fritz Lang released in 1927, in its restored version which has been unveiled at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival.
The screening of the film will be accompanied by live music composed by Lebanese musician Rabih Beaini and performed by Rabih Beaini and Tommaso Cappellato, Italian drummer and composer.
Synopsis of the film:
Johann Fredersen is the mastermind of the gigantic high-tech city Metropolis, where masses of workers lead a slave existence. His son, Freder, witnesses the inhumane working conditions and rebels against his father. He comes across Maria who preaches the virtues of love and reconciliation in the city. But Fredersen discovers Maria too and conjures up a sinister plan to develop a robot form of Maria to gain influence over the workers.
Biographies of the musicians:
Rabih Beaini [Morphosis] | Lebanese producer and DJ
Beaini is a Lebanese musician whose sense of intuitive experimentation with analogue electronics has taken him from underground techno to free jazz. He has toured major festivals and worldwide venues and is considered to be one of the most inquisitive and fascinating electronic musicians nowadays.
Tommaso Cappellato | Italian drummer and composer
Cappellato holds a BFA in Jazz Performance from The New School University. He has played all styles of music in different musical projects. He has extensively toured the world and collaborated with influential artists, including Don Byron, George Cables, Aaron Goldberg and Steve Grossman.
Date: Monday 2nd December 2013