The Golem (PG)

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The Golem (PG)

Wednesday 11th October 2017 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Minghella Building

An immediate success upon its release in 1920, The Golem is a seldom-screened Gothic horror gem from Germany’s Weimar era. Set in the 16th-century, it is based on the legend of a rabbi who creates the Golem – a giant creature made of clay – in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution. The film showing will be preceded by a talk on ‘Visualising Monstrosity in Early Gothic Cinema’ by Xavier Aldana Reyes, author of Horror Film and Affect and the forthcoming ‘Gothic Cinema.’

Germany 1920 – directed by Carl Boese, Paul Wegener – with Paul Wegener, Albert Steinrück, Ernst Deutsch – 84mins

Of the four extant versions of this perennial horror classic, Paul Wegener’s 1920 version remains the best – CHICAGO READER

Website: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0011237/

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