Yellow Ticket Live Improvised Soundtrack @ Barbican

  • Barbican Cinema

Jewish girl Lea (Polish actress-turned-Hollywood superstar Pola Negri)  is forced to hide her identity in order to attend medical school in St. Petersburg. A melodrama of multiple oppression, Lea is at a disadvantage as a woman, an orphan and a Jew - and yet has immense persistence and insatiable ambition.
 
Partly filmed in the Jewish part of pre-World War II Warsaw, this rare screening of a classic silent film is accompanied by live, improvised music from Sophie Solomon and Band.

German 1918 Dir Eugen Illés and Viktor Janson 63 min