Faust, 1926

“All things in heaven and on Earth and wonderful! But the greatest wonder is man’s freedom to choose between good and evil.”

A fantasy of angels, demons, and love; a cauldron of desire and tragedy. Modern Robot brings you Faust, the 1926 silent film created by F. W. Murnau (Nosferatu) and Universum Film AG (Metropolis).

A new film score, performed live, combines a symphonic sensibility with the raw energy of drums and electric guitar. Lyrical themes weave through tense harmonies, ending in a cacophonous rage.

And the meticulous, beautiful restoration brings out every detail of the dramatic cinematography and elaborate smoke-filled models. This is the way to see Faust!