The traditional section of the Festival, which converse with history and memory, presents Metropolis by Fritz Lang, one of the most important – probably the most of all - titles of the science fiction that celebrates 90 years. It was the spring of 1927 when it came out in theater room upsetting the audience.
Metropolis will have an inexhaustible impact on the entire history of cinema and it will become the founder of the entire Science Fiction genre. The present version is the most complete restoration existing today, made in 2010 by Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung and Deutsche Kinemathek following the discovery of 25 minutes of lost film in Argentina. After eighty years of spurious versions and a heavy reconstruction work by Enno Patalas, this is finally the film as Thea von Harbou had written it and Fritz Lang had directed it. With the original rebuilt soundtrack of Gottfried Huppertz performed by Berlin Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester directed by Frank Strobel.