Chinese Silent Films, BO’NESS HIPPODROME: Sat. 21 March

For the fifth year our Institute is supporting Hippfest – Scotland’s only festival dedicated to silent cinema with world-class music, red carpet glamour, and rarely-seen silent era films. Taking place in the retro surroundings of the Hippodrome, Bo’ness.

Saturday 21 March 2020: 16:00

A STRING OF PEARLS 

A social climbing, middle-class housewife cajoles her husband into borrowing an expensive necklace to wear at a party. Her ostentatious display succeeds in making a big impression but, on the night of the party, the necklace is stolen and her husband ends up embezzling funds to pay for the loss, triggering a downward spiral in their fortunes. Boasting some surprisingly lovely cinematic touches, and moody lighting, the film also offers a fascinating look at rich, Westernized life in 1920s Shanghai. The story is based on Guy de Maupassant’s short story The Necklace.

Visit HERE for full details of the progamme and to book your ticket.