Audio / Visual Romans Film screening: Julius Caesar (1914, dir. Enrico Guazzoni)

TUESDAY 7 MAY 17.30–20.00 

Live screening of the rarely seen yet remarkable Italian silent feature film Julius Caesar or Cajus Julius Caesar brought over especially from the archives of the Netherlands Film Institute and accompanied by an original score composed for the occasion by the noted concert pianist and composer Michele Sganga. Caesar’s life is presented in three movements: first romantic melodrama (his secret love for the beautiful Servilia); then triumph (his victory in Gaul); finally tragedy (death at the hands of his friends). Roman history gains life, colour, motion and – on this night – the premiere of new music.

Introduced by Maria Wyke (UCL) and Monika Wozniak (Sapienza — Università di Roma). Part of the UCL Cities partnership Programme.