WELTKULTUREN CINEMA

“Die Insel der Dämonen” (Island of Demons) (1933, 75 Min.) – A film by Victor Baron von Plessen, Friedrich Dalsheim and Walter Spies

Wednesday, 28th October, 7pm

A masterpiece of ethnographic cinema – now publicly screened again for the first time.
Bali – the last paradise on earth or a lived utopia? The inhabitants of Bedulu, a small Balinese village, live happily and peacefully, at one with nature. The trouble starts when Wajan, the son of the village witch, falls in love with Sari, the daughter of a respected figure in the village. The film recounts the story of their love, caught the anger of a demon and social difficulty.

Between 1929 and 1938, Baron von Plessen visited Indonesia as an ornithologist and anthropologist on several major expeditions. In 1932, “Island of Demons” was filmed with local Balinese amateur actors at original locations on the island. The film was premiered in Germany on 16th February 1933.
 

Wednesday, 28. October 2015 - 19:00
ln German
€5 / reduced €2.50
Weltkulturen Labor, Schaumainkai 37