Bram Stoker’s Dracula

  • Dir: Francis Ford Coppola

  • USA, 1992, English, 128min, DCP

  • Cast: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves

The stylish and lurid Bram Stoker’s Dracula uses a combination of filmmaking wizardry and old school stage trickery to bring its bigbudget production, all-star cast, and lavish costumes and art direction to the screen. Francis Ford Coppola directs undoubtedly the most sensual telling of the Dracula legend to date, focusing on the tragic origin of Dracula (Gary Oldman), who journeys to London in search of Mina Harker (Winona Ryder), who resembles his departed love Elisabeta. Besides exploring the erotic subtext of Stoker’s original novel, Coppola pays tribute to filmmaking itself, with in-camera effects and practical special effects used throughout. An elegant, passionate, and baroque cinema spectacle that engrosses as both a filmmaking study and a grand Gothic horror-romance.

1993 Academy Awards, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Makeup

21.4.2018 (SAT): Post-screening talk with Lau Yam

Screening:

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