Filibus: The Mysterious Air Pirate (Encore)

Friday, 20 Mar 20 at 13:00 PM
£10/£8 conc
£10/£8 conc
(doors open 12:15)
The most exciting, witty, feminist, steampunk, cross-dressing aviatrix thriller you will ever see!

Described in the New York Times recently as 'the the spryest comic-book movie of the season' this light-hearted silent introduces us to Filibus: aka the Baroness Troixmond, aka the cross-dressing Count de la Brive. Flying high above the Italian Riviera in her airship, Filibus is a master of disguise and the scourge of millionaires, banks, and the police. Lowered in a gondola by her henchmen, Filibus steals from the rich and then mysteriously vanishes into the clouds. Amused by a stodgy detective's boast that he will un-mask Filibus, the 'Baroness' informs the police that the detective himself is Filibus, and proceeds to frame him for her crimes.

Featuring an alluring, techno-savvy jewel-thief who would not be out of place in a Bond movie, this is an entertaining reminder of just how fresh a century-old film can be.

Dir. Mario Roncoroni | Italy | 1915 | N/C U | English intertitles | 1h 11m + short accompanied by Forrester Pyke
With: Valeria Creti, Cristina Ruspoli, Giovanni Spano, Mario Mariani and Filippo Vallino

Performing live: Jane Gardner (piano) and Hazel Morrison (percussion)

Restoration by Eye Filmmuseum. Screening material courtesy of Milestone
Supported by the Italian Cultural Institute

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