Vampyr – Der Traum Des Allan Grey (Silent film with live accompaniment)
Thursday 10th March 2016 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
We are delighted to host the premier of Minima and Stephen Horne’s live performance accompanying Vampyr. Minima’s performances are one of the highlights of RFT’s year and Stephen Horne has long been considered one of the leading silent film accompanists. Based at London’s BFI Southbank he has also played at all the major UK venues. Vampyr is a horror film whose images and effects merge fantasy with reality. Staying at a country inn, Allan Grey scoffs at the notion of supernatural death before being forced to believe that there may be things beyond his understanding. The skills of director and cameraman induce a similar confusion on the part of those watching, as we encounter one of cinema’s great nightmares. Dreyer offers few explanations for the phenomena on screen: strange and frightening things may just happen.
Vampyr ranks in many circles as one of the greatest horror films of all time – ROTTEN TOMATOES
the only film worth watching…twice – ALFRED HITCHCOCK
The effect on the audience is like watching a waking dream… – ROTTEN TOMATOES
Germany 1932 , German with subtitles, directed by Carl Th. Dreyer with Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel, 75mins
With financial assistance for the University of Reading’s Arts Committee