Here’s a treat and a surprise: as part of their Introduction to European Cinema course, Edinburgh’s Filmhouse are this Tuesday screening Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1932 film Vampyr, a film I’ve wanted to see for years.
According to the blurb on their site:
Based on Sheridan Le Fanu’s novel ‘In a Glass Darkly’ and shot in France using real locations, Vampyr is one of the first psychological horror films. Helped by a dreamlike logic, the film takes its main character on a voyage through light and darkness to a point where he can imagine his own burial (disturbingly shot from a subjective point of view).
With the help of Rudolph Maté’s luminous photography, Dreyer creates a film of great beauty.
I’ll try to get along to this one and then decide whether I want to buy the DVD.
Visit the Filmhouse website for more information.