Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 59: Tue Mar 1

In the Eyes of the Law (Grunwald, 1919): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 8.50pm

This 35mm screening is part of the Asta Nielsen season. Full details here.

BFI introduction:
This dark thriller begins with a deceptive romantic breeziness, as Nielsen plays a journalist in love. However, this determined, principled woman will stop at nothing to support her friend’s life-saving medical research, which leads her inexorably towards a terrible act of violence. Soon, we sense the shadow of Dostoevsky’s Raskolnikov (Crime and Punishment) in Nielsen’s character – but played in her own, specifically modern way.

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