DFF: Nosferatu at Derby Cathedral + Live Score (PG)

Saturday 05 May 2018

DFF: Nosferatu at Derby Cathedral + Live Score (PG)

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  • Director FW Murnau
  • Origin Germany
  • Year 1922
  • Duration 90 minutes

Derby Film Festival returns to Derby Cathedral for a screening of another classic of silent cinema following previous years' popular showings of The Hunchback Of Notre Dame and The Phantom Of The Opera. Nosferatu remains arguably the eeriest and most magical of the many film versions of Bram Stoker's immortal tale Dracula. Director FW Murnau’s use of real locations instead of stylised studio sets to create atmosphere, his deployment of special effects such as negative exposure and fast-speed motion to suggest a ghostly ride, and his casting of Max Schreck as the gaunt, spectral figure of Dracula make this one of the director’s most formally innovative works. 

At this screening a score will be performed on the Cathedral's Compton organ by Richard Hills, organist of St Mary's, Bourne Street, a central-London church noted for its fine musical tradition. Richard is an award winning organist and has given many performances as a soloist on national and international TV and Radio in programmes as diverse as BBC Radio 3’s ‘Choral Evensong’ and BBC Radio 2's 'Friday Night is Music Night', and he performed at the BBC proms in both 2013 and 2015.

Please note that the Cathedral will open for this event at 7:30pm but the screening will not start until approximately 8pm, when the light has dropped to an appropriate level for film projection.

  • Saturday, May 05, 2018Book19:30