Films screening at this event

The Ancient Law

original title
Das Alte Gesetz
Director
Ewald André Dupont
Cast
Ernst Deutsch, Henny Porten, Ruth Weyher, Hermann Vallentin, Abraham Morewski, Grete Berger, Robert Garrison, Fritz Richard
Country
Germany
Year
1923
Duration
135 min

Baruch, a rabbi’s son, is dreaming of moving away from his small Galician shtetl and becoming an actor, much to his father’s chagrin. Joining a travelling theatre troupe, he soon meets Austrian Archduchess Elisabeth Theresia, who falls for him. With her support he becomes a star of the stage in Vienna, but will he ever be able to reconcile his new-found fame with the Jewish home he left behind? A stunning new restored version of this German-Jewish film classic.