Robert Siodmak’s silent film Menschen am Sonntag (People on Sunday) shows the everyday experiences of young Berliners in the 1930s, their search for fleeting happiness, their flirtations and disappointments. The film, regarded as one of the most important representatives of the “Neue Sachlichkeit” (New Objectivity) movement, opens the Berliner Philharmoniker’s organ concert series of the 2018/2019 season. At the organ in the Philharmonie is the avid cineast Thomas Ospital, one of the rising stars among young organists. Lights, camera – and action!
Thomas Ospital organ improvisations
Organ & Silent Film
Menschen am Sonntag − Silent Film by Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer and Billy Wilder (1929/1930)