The BFI are screening a newly restored print of 1928 classic Pandora's Box, starring Louise Brooks as Lulu, a spirited but innocent showgirl, whose sheer sexual magnetism wreaks havoc on the lives of men and women alike. Few actors have such an electrifying screen presence and dazzling individuality as the 22-year-old Brooks. Sensationally modern, the film was controversial at the time—it features one of the first screen appearances of a lesbian character—and its greatness went unrecognised until the 1950s. No original print exists (they were often cut for censorship), and the new restoration was pieced together from three different copies, sponsored by the late Hugh Hefner.
“If you've never seen Brooks—or Pandora's Box—you've missed one of the most extraordinary personalities and films of the silent movie era.” —New York Times
The films is running at the BFI Southbank from 1st–14th June, and they are offering Candlelight Club customers a 2-for-1 deal on tickets. Just use the Promotional Code "BOX" when you book your tickets (whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/pandorasbox2018).
We've also been given three full-size (30 x 40 inches) lobby posters for the film's new run, showing Brooks with her iconic bob cut. If you'd like to win one of these, we are offering one through each of our social media channels, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: follow the instructions there to be in with a chance to win. (One winner will be chosen on each channel from those who comply with the entry conditions.) If you get busy (and you're looking to paper your living room) you could win all three…