The Cinema Museum, London

Kennington Bioscope presents Madame DuBarry (1919)

Wed 28 Feb 2024 @ 19:30 · Events

The Kennington Bioscope is a regular cinema event featuring live accompaniment to silent films that takes place at the Cinema Museum.

Madame DuBarryMadame DuBarry (Germany 1919). Directed by Ernst Lubitsch, written by Norbert Falk and Hanns Kräly and based on the Memoirs d’un médecin by Alexandre Dumas. Stars Pola Negri, Emil Jannings, Harry Liedtke and Eduard von Winterstein.

Madame DuBarry is the story of the mistress of Louis XV of France, and her loves in the time of the French Revolution. Madame Dubarry premiered in Berlin on 18 September 1919, inaugurating Ufa’s largest movie palace, Palast am Zoo. After the screening, former mentor Max Reinhardt reportedly told Lubitsch, “The student has surpassed the master”. The film was a box office smash. It stayed in the all-time Top 10 films by ticket sales until 1930 in the US, where it was released by First National under the title Passion.

Digital restoration.

Live piano accompaniment. Pianists to be announced.

Silent film with intertitles which may be suitable for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Tickets & Pricing

£7. Seats are limited, so please arrive early or request an invitation using the email
Madame DuBarry