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The Sins of Love (PG*)

Silent Film and Live Music

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The dramatic story of a rural actor whose life is destroyed by a theatre engagement in the big city, and by his obsessive love for his beautiful, much younger wife.

When Ivan and Sonia leave the countryside for the city, she becomes a star and takes a lover; so begins a spiral of events that lead to tragedy. Beautifully directed by leading European actor and filmmaker Karel Lamač (who shot newsreels during World War I and with the RAF during the Second World War), The Sins of Love has been restored by the National Film Archive in Prague, and receives its long overdue premiere in the UK.

Czechoslovakia 1929 Dir Karel Lamač 70 min

Ivan Acher is a Czech artist, musician and composer. His work is characterised by transcending genres and his surprising approach to instrumentation, arrangements and use of musical and non-musical instruments. Since 2002 he has been working with the Agon Orchestra, a contemporary music ensemble, but the core of his work is composing music for more than dance and theatre productions. He has written music for more than 150 award winning productions so far and has worked with the legendary Prague chamber theatre 'The Comedy Theatre', the Lenka Vagnerová Company, Divadlo na zábradlí (the Theatre on the Balistrade), and the National Theatre in Prague. Ivan Acher has also published poetry collections (Psí mlíko (Dog’s milk), 1996; Bo hynemeť vstana, 1997).

In partnership with Czech Centre London and National Film Archive Prague


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