Venue: Pepper Canister Church, Mount Street Crescent, Dublin 2
Saturday 29 October at 6.30pm and 9pm.
Tickets: €21 (incl booking fee)
This special screening, celebrating this iconic film’s centenary, will feature a live performance of a
new score written by internationally renowned composer and musician Matthew Nolan in collaboration with Jeff Ballard, Sean Mac Erlaine and Sharon Phelan, in the Pepper Canister Church, known as the architectural jewel in the crown of the Dublin city centre’s South Georgian Core.
The first on-screen adaptation of Dracula, Nosferatu continues to haunt — and, indeed, terrify — modern audiences with the unshakable power of its images. One of the most famous of all silent movies, director F.W Murnau captured on celluloid the deeply-rooted elements of a waking nightmare, teasing a host of occult atmospherics out of dilapidated set-pieces and innocuous real-world locations alike,
In this 100 year-old, famously unauthorised version of Dracula (which would become the centre of an copyright lawsuit led by Stoker’s wife Florence) an intrepid businessman journeys deep into the superstitious heart of Transylvania to meet Dracula Count Orlok who soon after embarks upon a cross-continental voyage to take up residence in a distant new land to wreak havoc.
Is it satanic decree, erotic compulsion, or the simple impulse of survival that drives Dracula…. Sorry, Count Orlok? That remains, perhaps, the greatest mystery in this masterpiece of silent cinema.
A film from the collection of the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau Stiftung in Wiesbaden. Cine-concert supported by the Goethe-Institut Irland.
Age Suitability: Film has a 15+ rating. (Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)
Duration: 97 minutes.
Accessibility: The venue is wheelchair accessible however there is no wheelchair accessible toilet.
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