Pandora’s Box

Louise Brooks delivers a legendary performance in GW Pabst’s classic silent film.

Watch the trailer for Pandora’s Box (1929)

One of the great silent films, GW Pabst’s Pandora’s Box is renowned for its sensational storyline, sparkling Weimar-period setting and the legendary, lead performance from its iconic star Louise Brooks. Following the rise and fall of Lulu (Brooks), a spirited but innocent showgirl whose sheer sexual magnetism wreaks havoc on the lives of men and women alike, the film was controversial in its day, then underappreciated for decades. Pandora’s Box now stands as an incredibly modern movie, and few stars of any era dazzle as bright as Louise Brooks.



From 1 June
BFI Southbank
Filmhouse, Edinburgh
QFT, Belfast

4 June
Picturehouse Central, London

7 June
Stoke Film Theatre

From 8 June
IFI, Dublin
Phoenix, Leicester
Belmont, Aberdeen

From 15 June
Glasgow Film Theatre

From 16 June
Mareel Shetlands Arts

From 23 June
Hippodrome Bo’ness
Soho House Dean St, London

24 June
Palace Cinema, Broadstairs
Odyssey, St Albans

From 26 June
QUAD, Derby

30 June
Penarth Pier Pavillion


From 1 July
Triskel Arts, Cork

4 July
The Poly, Falmouth, Cornwall

8 July
Rich Mix, London

From 15 July
Cine Lumiere

From 17 July
Artrix, Bromsgrove

28 July
Broadway, Nottingham


5 August
Regent Street Cinema, London
Electric Cinema, Birmingham
MAC Birmingham

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