Nosferatu

  • Dir: F.W. Murnau

  • Germany, 1922, Silent with Score, 95min, DCP

  • Cast: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach

A landmark silent film and masterpiece of German cinema, F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu remains haunting and spine-tingling to this day. The basis for Werner Herzog’s tributeremake Nosferatu the Vampyre (P.11), this film drew initial inspiration from Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula , but subtly changed Stoker’s work in an unsuccessful bid to circumvent early-twentieth century copyright laws. Despite its legal troubles, the film left an indelible mark on cinema history as an exemplar of German Expressionism and an early cult film. With its stunning chiaroscuro, atmospheric art direction, innovative camera use, and the chilling lead performance by Max Schreck, Murnau’s seminal take on the Dracula legend would set standards for decades of horror films to come.

With kind compliance of the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung

28.4.2018(SAT): Post-screening seminar with Loretta Chang and Geoffrey Wong

The Many Faces of Dracula
Time: 7:20pm-8:20pm
Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema
Speaker: Loretta Chang, Geoffrey Wong
Free Admission
Conducted in Cantonese

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till one hour prior to respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

3. While it is the HKIFF’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, HKIFF will appreciate its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.