Cinecity 15th Brighton Film Festival

10 - 26 November

Vampyr

27 Nov 2:30 pm: Vampyr

Director: Theodor Dreyer

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A new live score to one of cinema’s landmarks, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s luminous, sensual Vampyr. Loosely based on the work of gothic writer J. Sheridan Le Fanu, this was the director’s follow-up to The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) and his first foray into the world of sound. The film tells the twisted tale of a travelling investigator who finds himself in a French village where an evil doctor is helping a vampire to prey on a pair of sisters.

Our investigator gets caught up in this strange, occult world and does all he can to save the sisters, but the boundary between fact and fantasy becomes increasingly blurred. Dreyer leads the viewer, as though guided in a trance, through a kind of waking-dream.

Providing the live accompaniment are Minima and the internationally renowned silent film pianist and multi-instrumentalist Stephen Horne. Dialogue and foley sounds from the original soundtrack are woven into the live performance, which features an array of musical instruments.

Produced in: Germany

Running time: 75 mins

PG

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