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Wunder der Schöpfung (Our Heavenly Bodies) is a unique film that endeavors to explain the cosmos using the scientific knowledge of the 1920s.

Wunder der Schöpfung (Germany, 1925, 92 minutes)
Silent film by Hanns Walter Kornblum
Musical creation by Andrea Agostini, commissioned by the musée du Louvre

With a multitude of special effects, long shots, and collaborations with numerous scientists, this science fiction film released two years before Metropolis combines elements of animation, documentary, and fiction films. A futuristic 2001: A Space Odyssey. Prior to this film, Hanns Walter Kornblum produced a 30-minute film on Einstein's new theory of relativity!

A musée du Louvre and IRCAM-Centre Pompidou coproduction.
A part of the first edition of Suona Italiano, a project for the promotion and diffusion of Italian music in France.

Photo: Wunder der Schöpfung © Filmmuseum München (Stills from the print: Gerhard Ullmann)


Monday, September 19, 2011, 8:30pm / Auditorium at the musée du Louvre

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