Where: SMART Project Space
| Dir. Victor Sjöström | Sweden | 1921 | 100 Min |
This original silent horror classic by pioneering Swedish film maker Victor Sjöström is still revered as a groundbreaking example of early supernatural cinema and is considered a major influence on Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal. Gloomy, sinister and impregnated by a persistent and mesmerizing sensation of guilt and fear, The Phantom Carriage reinterprets an ancient Swedish legend, according to which the very last person to die on a New Year's Eve, if sinful, is condemned to drive the Phantom Carriage for the following year, picking up the souls of the dead.
With powerful acting and technically astounding trick photography The Phantom Carriage remains one of the most astonishing examples of atmospheric horror film from the silent era.
The Phantom Carriage will be presented with an original electro-acoustic soundtrack performed live by Filippo Castellazzi (guitar), Michael Stratz (Double Bass), Mark Van Soest and Hakki Takki (electronics).