The Blue Angel

  • Dir: Josef von Sternberg

  • Germany, 1930, 108 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Emil Jannings, Kurt Gerron

Giving off her heat waves of eroticism and icy chills of heartlessness to the mesmeric role of cabaret singer Lola Lola, Dietrich became an overnight sensation, casting her sensuous spell when singing “Falling in Love Again” in her smoky voice. Enchanted, Emil Jannings (winner of the first Academy Award for Best Actor), the pompous, wretched professor ends up in humiliation and self-destruction for his doomed love; while Sternberg scored an overwhelming triumph with his expressionist masterpiece of erotic obsession – and Germany’s most admired release of sound film in history.


In-theatre Screening

  • Door Tickets Available at the Venue on Screening Date2019-11-23 (Sat)
    Door Tickets Available at the Venue on Screening Date2019-12-15 (Sun)


1. Screenings at Broadway Cinematheque are available at Broadway Cinematheque and website of Broadway Circuit only. For related ticketing information, please refer to www.cinema.com.hk.

2. Screenings at Emperor Cinemas iSQUARE, Emperor Cinemas Times Square and PREMIERE Elements : tickets are available at URBTIX till 5pm one day before respective screening, after which tickets will be available only at the box office of the respective venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

3. Screenings at HK Arts Centre and M+ Cinema : tickets are available at URBTIX outlets until one hour before the screening, after which tickets are available at URBTIX website and mobile app. On-the-day tickets will also be available at the Self-service Ticketing Kiosk of the respective venue, subject to availability.

4. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

5. While it is the HKIFFS’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, the HKIFFS appreciates its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.