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. For screenings at ALL commercial cinemas, tickets are available at URBTIX till 5:00pm one day before respective screenings. After that, tickets will be available only at the box office of the screening venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

3. Screenings at HK Arts Centre, HK Film Archive and Tai Kwun: For screenings that are about to start in 1 hour, all remaining tickets can only be bought at the box offices of the respective screening venues.

4. For the sold-out screenings at HK Arts Centre and HK Film Archive, a limited number of standing tickets are available at the URBTIX Outlets of the respective venues 30 minutes prior to the screening time. Seating is not guaranteed and subject to availability 30 minutes after the screening time. Each person can purchase 1 standing ticket. The availability of standing tickets is subject to change without prior notice.

5. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till 1 hour prior to the 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).

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