Nosferatu The Vampyre12A

Directed by Werner Herzog | France/West Germany | 1979 | 1h 47m | Starring Bruno Ganz, Isabelle Adjani, Klaus Kinski, Roland Topor, Walter Ladengast

Real estate agent Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania with the aim of negotiating the purchase of a property for the mysterious Count Dracula. Once Jonathan falls under the Count’s malevolent spell, Dracula travels to Jonathan’s hometown, where he encounters the beautiful Lucy and unleashes a deadly plague on the townspeople. Rather than serving as a mere remake, Herzog envisioned his Nosferatu as a cinematic dialogue with FW Murnau’s masterpiece, creating a deeply atmospheric work that bridged the cinema of 1920s Weimar with the German New Wave of the 1970s.

Reviews

‘Werner Herzog’s venture to Transylvania seems as much inspired by German romantic art (Caspar David Friedrich, especially) as by Bram Stoker or Bela Lugosi.’
★★★★★
Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent

‘Slowed down to a nightmare crawl, it’s one of its director’s most bizarre, resonant and fascinating films.’
★★★★★
Tim Robey, The Telegraph

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We showed Nosferatu The Vampyre between February 18, 2024 and February 19, 2024.

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Today (Tuesday 18th June)

20:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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Tomorrow (Wednesday 19th June)

15:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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18:30

Bye Bye Tiberias Cert-TBC
1h 22m | Arabic w/ English subtitles
Palestinian documentary following actress Hiam Abbass as she returns to her hometown and reconnects with the women in her family. Showing as part of the 2024 SAFAR Film Festival.

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