Film Symphony: The White Hell of Pitz Palu

Film Symphony: The White Hell of Pitz Palu

Foto: Deutsche Kinemathek

Film Symphony: The White Hell of Pitz Palu

Thu 29. Feb 2024 19.30 Grosse Tonhalle
Fri 01. Mar 2024 19.30 Grosse Tonhalle
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Frank Strobel Conductor
Ashley Irwin «Die weisse Hölle vom Piz Palü»
Stummfilm aus dem Jahr 1929. Regie Arnold Fanck / Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Prices CHF 85 / 70 / 55 / 40 / 30
In Zusammenarbeit mit der Europäischen FilmPhilharmonie

Crevasses, avalanches, rescue attempts – the mountain film drama "The White Hell of Piz Palü" tells of the great dangers in the Bernina massif. Together with a young couple, mountaineer Dr Johannes Kraft ventures to the north face of Piz Palü. The main protagonist of the silent film, however, is the breathtaking Engadine mountain world. The spectacular nature shots made the film an international sensation when it was released in 1929. By the standards of the time, it was a risky shoot that gave directors Arnold Fanck and Georg Wilhelm Pabst their experience with the force of nature. We show the mountain film classic with the film music by Ashley Irwin.

Translated with

Film mit Genehmigung der Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek
Musik mit Genehmigung von Ashley Irwin