Date(s) - 14/10/2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Körkarlen (The Phantom Carriage)
Sweden / 1921 / 106 mins / dir. Victor Sjöstrom
With a live score performed by Steve Beresford, Blanca Regina, Richard Sanderson and Paul Khimasia Morgan.
Support from Jason Kahn & Christian Wolfarth duo.
Originally released on New Year’s Day 1921, Körkarlen is an early horror film, considered to be one of the central works in the history of Swedish cinema. Directed by and starring Victor Sjöstrom, it is based on the novel, Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness! by Nobel Prize-winning author Selma Lagerlöf. The film is notable for its use of special effects, complex narrative and its later influence on the directors Ingmar Bergman and Stanley Kubrick (The Shining). The film’s protagonist, drunkard David Holm, tells of a legend that the last person to die each year has to drive Death’s Carriage to collect the souls of everyone who dies the following year, only for this macabre penance to be visited upon himself.