Galway Film Fleadh | 7th - 12th July 2015
Academy Awards Arts Council

Galway Film Fleadh 2011 Programme

Director: Fritz Lang | Germany | 1921



Destiny, Lang’s first big critical success, is an allegorical tale of love, fidelity and death. The story, part legend, part fairytale, is a dream-vision of a young woman searching for her missing lover. When the young couple stops and rests in a small village inn, the man is abducted by Death and is sequestered behind a huge doorless, windowless wall. The woman finds a mystic entrance and is met by Death, who tells her three separate stories, all involving circumstances similar to hers. In each story, a woman, trying to save her lover from his ultimate tragic fate, fails. The young lady realises the meaning of the tales and takes the only step she can to reunite herself with her lover.

Running Time 105 mins | B&W | 35 mm

Producer Eric Pommer

Script Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou

Cast Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen, Bernhard Goetzke

Production Decla-Bioscop

Print Source British Film Institute

Thu 07 Jul Omni 6 12.15
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