Der Golem + Live Score (HarmonieBand) PG
From the archive
This film was last shown on 2 February 2019
Der Golem was director Paul Wegener’s third, and final, version of the ancient Jewish myth, and his magnum opus - capped by Karl Freund's exhilarating lighting and cinematography. When a Jewish community is threatened with removal from a city, the Rabbi constructs a figure of clay to stop the oppression. Calling upon ancient, mystical powers, the creature is brought to life to protect the people. With its foreshadowing of the Jewish persecution to come, Der Golem is a poignant piece of film-making and one of the great masterpieces of silent cinema.
HarmonieBand has appeared at many UK film festivals and art centres. The ensemble has also travelled widely in Europe including visits to the Dresden Musikfestpiele, the Giornate Del Cinema Muto in Italy and three tours of Brabant. They return to the Showroom after scoring The End of St Petersburg in 2017 and Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Vampyr in 2014.
- 1 hour 31 minutes