Sun Oct 27 @ 7.30 pm£5 – £14
FW Murnau | 1922 | Germany
95” | cert PG
F.W. Murnau’s 1922 expressionist masterpiece is the first screen adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula and cinema’s first great horror film. Nosferatu’s Count Orlok – a bald, spidery vampire, played to perfection by the diabolical Max Schrek – is an image that haunts viewers long after the film’s end. Made without Bram Stoker’s permission, his widow sued the film’s production company for copyright infringement and the court ordered the destruction of all prints of the film. A single copy of Nosferatu survived – and it is thanks to this extraordinary piece of luck that we are able to see the film today.
There’s no finer way to experience Nosferatu than with live music -provided here by members of Frame Ensemble: acclaimed silent film pianist Jonny Best, violinist Irine Røsnes and percussionist Trevor Bartlett. Perfect Halloween viewing!