The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

Special centenary screening of The Cabinet of Dr Caligari in Dublin on February 26th

HOMEBEAT presents a special centenary screening of The Cabinet of Dr Caligari on February 26th at 7pm in St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2. The screening will be accompanied by a new score performed live by Adrian Crowley, Sean Mac Erlaine, Matthew Nolan, Barry Adamson (Magazine / Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), with live processing by Neil O’Connor.

Join them to celebrate one of the most iconic masterpieces in cinema history; Robert Wiene’s Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari shook filmgoers worldwide when it premiered in Berlin on February 26th, 1920. It changed the direction of the art form like no other film has since. Now presented in a definitive restoration, the film’s chilling, radically expressionist vision is set to grip viewers again.

At a local carnival in a small German town, hypnotist Dr. Caligari presents the somnambulist Cesare, who can purportedly predict the future of curious fairgoers. But at night, the doctor wakes Cesare from his sleep to enact his evil bidding…

Incalculably influential, the film’s nightmarishly jagged sets, sinister atmospheric and psychological emphasis left an immediate impact in its wake (horror, film noir, and gothic cinema would all be shaped directly by it).

Introduced by Dr Piotr Sadowski and presented in partnership with DBS Faculty of Film and Creative Media.

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