Film

Broken Blossoms

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USA  ·  1919  ·  DCP 2K  ·  Black and White  ·  90'  ·  o.v. Silent

Pre-opening screening of the Locarno Film Festival with live music performed by the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana. Music by Carl Davis. Music commissioned by Thames Television for Channel 4. Performed by arrangement with Faber Music, London on behalf of Carl Davis.
Screening

Wednesday 3 | 8 | 2022, 15:30  ·  Palexpo (FEVI)  ·  Sub. Italian

Broken Blossoms contains culturally insensitive depictions of people and their culture. These stereotypes were wrong then, and they are wrong now. Removing them would mean denying their existence. Instead, we choose to make them a teachable moment to stimulate dialogue and create a more inclusive future together.

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Limehouse, London. Thirteen-year-old Lucy, oppressed by her father, and Cheng Huan, a meek Buddhist from China, fall for each other, and their bond defies the ruthless violence of her alcoholic father. D.W. Griffith hones his innovation of film language and, with the help of Lillian Gish’s celebrated performance, directs one of his most intimate films, a Victorian-like melodrama on fatality and sacrifice.

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Director

D. W. Griffith

Cast

Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp

Producer

D.W. Griffith (uncredited)

Cinematography

G.W. Bitzer

Editing

James Smith (uncredited)

Screenplay

D. W. Griffith

Based on

"The Chink and the Child" (1916) by Thomas Burke

Production

D.W. Griffith Productions

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