A magical evening-Tonight at 7PM
This is the event you just can’t miss at this years festival! On Sunday September 23rd at 7PM we will present a unique screening of Carl Th. Dreyers classic silent-movie Vampyr which will be accompanied by a brand new score composed by Death And Vanilla. The band will be performing the score live at the screening which will be held at Stadsteatern. This will be a magical night, that you won’t soon forget!
Danish master Carl Theodor Dreyer is a prominent figure in European art house. Among his advocates we find Bergman and von Trier. Vampyr was long considered Dreyer’s weak link, as his contemporaries did not have the patience for quiet half-silent films. The year was 1932, shortly after Frankenstein and Dracula.
Dreyer makes his images obscure, envelopes his characters in a nightmare world where fiction and reality blend together. This goes hand in hand with his source of inspiration, J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla (which has also inspired The Moth Diaries).
During the last decade, Vampyr has achieved a resurrection. Today it is held as a darkly shining example of artistic, suspenseful horror that doesn’t need to be exaggerated in order to sink into the minds of its audience. It is a film that stays with you.
The supernatural is an important factor for Death And Vanilla as aesthetic source material and methodological starting-point. The Malmö-based duo loves library music, electronic pioneers and the golden age of analog synths. They play their music on instruments and amps from the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies, not only in order to recreate the sound and the atmosphere they love, but also to channel the ghostlike qualities in old spring reverbs and loose contacts.
Live, Death And Vanilla expands to a five-piece band and the LIFFF audience can expect an exciting and different experience when Death And Vanilla take on Dreyer’s Vampyr. Their music always ranges from ethereal to krautrock, but now, for one night, there is also the added element of chance. Anything can happen.
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