Múm’s sonorization of the movie Menschen am Sonntag

BFM — 37
BFM — 37
04 March
Teatro Sociale – Bergamo

Bergamo Film Meeting will open its 34th edition with the Italian premiere of múm’s live performance, accompanying a masterpiece of film history such as Menschen am Sonntag (People on Sunday).


Icelandic band múm are among the most innovative synth-rock bands in the contemporary European music scene. Örvar Smárason and Gunnar Tynes will present a live soundtrack performance accompanying Menschen am Sonntag (People on Sunday, 1929), the extraordinary silent drama by Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer and Rochus Gliese, and Billy Wilder’s first attempt at screenplay: a unique performance, which will bring back a hidden gem in the history of cinema.

múm’s dreamy, bucolic atmospheres are a perfect match to the images of a small Avant-Garde masterpiece, among the latest productions in the golden age of German mute film, portraying a splendidly vivid Berlin and its young inhabitants.

In their career múm have encompassed many different genres, and have avoided being confined to specific definitions. Their unique sound, occasionally experimental and never conventional, has made them the most popular band from Northern Europe.

Starting their career in 1997, they produced 7 albums, several EPs and a lot of projects, also involving live soundtrack performances.