fw murnau

Gösta Ekman as Faust


A movie for every day of the year – a good one. 28 August. Faust, the 1920s German expressionist silent blockbuster directed by FW Murnau, starring Emil Jannings

Emil Jannings as Mephisto in Faust


The tale of the old man who sells his soul to have his youth back and then uses his new vigour to ruin a beautiful young girl’s life is a European staple, but probably not the sort of thing Tom Hanks’s agent is going to beat down Meg Ryan’s door with