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Considered a quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema and one of the first (if not the very first) horror films ever produced, THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI tells the story of a deranged hypnotist who uses a somnambulist to commit murders on his behalf.
Wiene’s film is widely recognized both as a precursor of psychological thriller films and a metaphor of the horror of tyrannical political power.
100 years after its original release THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI maintains its spellbound reputation, as a result of the film’s dreamlike narrative style and landmark Expressionist set design.
THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI will be presented in a new digitally restored 4K copy of the film, with an oroginal soundtrack composed and performed live by Ashley Hribar.
Australian born pianist-composer Ashley Hribar has developed a reputation as a versatile musician embracing multimedia, world music, cross-disciplinary art forms and a broad range of traditional genres. Ashley’s compositions are poly-stylistic collages often employing extended performance techniques, voice and electronics.
Friday 6th March
Chauvel Cinema, Astor Theatre