Vampyr

Dir: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Cast: Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel, Sybille Schmitz

1H 15M • HORROR / MYSTERY / DOCUMENTARY • 1932 • FRANCE / DENMARK

28th May 22:00 - Live
Celebrating its 90th anniversary, Vampyr was the first foray into sound by one of cinema's pivotal artists and remains a cornerstone work of the horror genre

  28th May 22:00 - Live at Cheltenham Playhouse

The first foray into sound filmmaking by one of cinema's pivotal artists, Vampyr remains a cornerstone work of the horror genre. The dreamlike tale of an occult-obsessed student's visit to a small French village, where he is drawn into the unsettling mystery around a stricken family's struggle with malevolent forces, remains an unparalleled evocation of the uncanny. Adapting the haunted stories of Sheridan Le Fanu, Carl Th. Dreyer's ceaseless innovation delivers a tour-de-force of supernatural phantasmagoria and creeping unease, via audacious camerawork and sound design. Restoration by the Danish Film Institute took more than a decade to complete – materials from several European archives have been meticulously scanned and assessed to create the highest quality and most faithful version of Vampyr possible. Now unveiled for the film’s 90th anniversary, one of the most visually and aurally distinctive horror films ever made returns to cinemas. Don’t miss it.

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If you've never seen a Carl Dreyer film and wonder why many critics, myself included, regard him as possibly the greatest of all filmmakers, this chilling horror fantasy is the perfect place to begin to understand
Chicago Reader

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