70 minutes, Germany-France, 1932, Subtitled, Black and White, DVD

Following on from last month’s screening of Carl Dreyer’s classic, the IFI is delighted to present this reprise screening with live musical accompaniment by Steven Severin.

A co-founding member of and driving force behind Siouxsie and the Banshees, Severin has in recent years turned his talents towards original scores for film, including Jean Cocteau’s Blood of a Poet. His particular musical sensibilities are well suited to Dreyer’s eerie, experimental masterpiece. Vampyr begins with a young student of the occult arriving at an inn and receiving a mysterious package containing a book about vampires.

A story based on Irish writer Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla, Vampyr is one of Dreyer’s key works, and with Steven Severin’s synthesised, atmospheric soundscape as accompaniment, this will prove a unique cinematic experience for fans of either man.

Tickets: €13.

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