Vampyr was Carl Dreyer’s first production after his Passion of Joan of Arc in 1928 - and his first
sound film. Loosely based on J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s In a Glass Darkly, Vampyr offers a sensual immediacy that few works of cinema can match. Dreyer leads the viewer, as though guided in a trance, through a realm akin to a waking-dream.
This new score is a collaboration between Minima and the silent film pianist Stephen Horne. Minima is a four-piece group who have specialised in silent film accompaniment since 2006. Their instrumentation includes cello, double bass, guitar, glockenspiel, autoharp, dulcimer, drum kit and percussion. Stephen Horne is an internationally renowned silent film accompanist, performing regularly at all the major UK and international venues. Principally a pianist, he incorporates flute, accordion and keyboards into his performances.
“One of the best live scores we’ve heard in years.” (Flatpack Film Festival)
“Beautiful and technically ambitious.” (The Cube, Bristol)
Ticket Price: Full £18.00 Students £9.00
Tickets available from The Astor Community Theatre, Deal on 01304 370220 or online www.astor.org