Sumurun + live score by Amira Kheir
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Runtime: 103 min
Date: Fri 11th April, 2014
Sumurun (One Arabian Night) + live score by Amira Kheir
Germany 1920. Dir Ernst Lubitsch. With Pola Negri, Ernst Lubitsch. 103 min.
This ‘brilliant’ (NY Times) fantasy-drama classic of forbidden love is brought to life by acclaimed vocalist-composer Kheir, fusing contemporary jazz and East African music with a live band. A pioneering collaboration by renowned director Lubitsch and early Hollywood superstar Negri, Sumurun follows the adventures of a rebellious slave girl in the court of a tyrannical Sheik.
A singer, musician and songwriter of Sudanese origin, Kheir has won critical acclaim for her debut album and international appearances from Mali’s Festival au Desert to the London Jazz Festival. ‘Bold and poetic… beautiful and fearless’ Songlines.
Supported by Arts Council England and PRS for Music Foundation