Film Screening: “Metropolis,” Fritz Lang, FFB-5, 6PM April 11 (EN)

Fritz Lang’s sci-fi classic “Metropolis” is next up for Bilkent Cinematics on April 11.

This iconic 1927 silent era film follows young Freder, of the wealthy Metropolis, who falls in love with Maria, who toils in the harsh workers’ world beneath the rich beautiful city. As Maria strives for a union between these two worlds, the film’s tension increases and its political allegory, outlining the battle between rich and poor, becomes more explicit.

New York Times critic A.O. Scott calls “Metropolis” “one of the most intensely studied and widely imitated films of the silent era. It grows more complex and mysterious as time goes on.”

“Metropolis” screens at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in FFB5. Everyone is welcome. All movies are shown in English with English subtitles. Snacks and refreshments are offered. Contact Hossein Dabir at for more details.

Bilkent Cinematics aims to bring film lovers together and create a community through film screenings and entertaining, informative post-screening discussions. Each semester we host several film screenings, all by great directors, which we hope provide more insight and understanding into the themes of these influential films. In doing this we want to promote the development of film appreciation at Bilkent University and create an academic community for all interested persons where they can express their passion for film.