Art & Culture

Following sold-out screenings of Day of the Locust and Sunset Boulevard, Temple Studios, home to punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man, will be opening its cinema doors once more to present a rare showing of Wozzeck, an adaptation of a work by Georg Büchner.

This rarely screen example of top-notch post-war German cinema is an adaptation of Büchner's Woyzeck and recounts the life of Fusilier Wozzeck – a man who was perhaps even born on the wrong side of the bed. Though not much seems to go right in Wozzeck's life, his depressing tale will surely live long in the memories of audience members as they are dragged through his overwhelmingly depressing life in a piece of post-war expressionism that showcases some of German cinema's true strengths.

So if you're in for an evening of botched medical experiments, a tragic relationship and more suffering and hardship than one man could feasibly manage, Wozzeck will be quite the eye-opener for you.

Just to confirm, this is not a comedy. Definitely not for light viewing.

Catch Wozzeck at Temple Studios' Encino Theatre on 18th May, tickets available here.