The golem: how he came into the world
Part of the Sydney Film Festival 2019
This remarkable and beautifully restored 1920 classic of German expressionist horror – one of the silent era’s most haunting films – is presented with a new live score, performed by Berlin-based electronic composer Lucrecia Dalt.
Pioneering expressionist filmmaker and actor Paul Wegener co-directed this thriller based on a medieval Jewish legend. He also stars as the title character: a fearsome, towering creature made of clay and animated by a spell cast by a mystical rabbi to protect his people from an anti-semitic emperor. Like other expressionist classics, including Nosferatu and The cabinet of Dr Caligari, it retains a profoundly eerie and hypnotic quality, and proved a seminal influence on Frankenstein and indeed the entire horror pantheon.
This is a Sydney Film Festival 2019 event, hosted by the Art Gallery of NSW.
Image: Still from The golem
Saturday 15 June 2019, 3pm
$14 youth (under 18)
$15.50 group 10+
plus booking fee
For all information and tickets:
Sydney Film Festival website
Tickets also available at the door if not sold out beforehand
Duration 1 hour, 36 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Related program: Sydney Film Festival 2019 at the Gallery