Nosferatu the Vampyre

In cinemas from 1 November 2013 + Halloween previews

Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

Stunning images from Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein and superb silent-movie style performances from Kinski, Adjani and Ganz distinguish Herzog’s stylish, thoughtful vampire film – an explicit attempt to connect with, and pay tribute to, the greatest era of German cinema. It differs from Murnau’s earlier version of the story in stressing the melancholy consequences of the Count’s immortality, so that his desire is also a hungry deathwish. A film hauntingly elegant in itself and rich in its allusions.

Geoff Andrew

Released as part of the BFI’s Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film season.

Venues

2-3 December
National Media Museum, Bradford

4-5 December
Filmhouse, Edinburgh

7 December
The Dukes, Lancaster

27-30 December
Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow

12 January 2014
Showroom, Sheffield

5 January 2014
Rio Cinema, Dalston

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