Silent Film Days will take place in Tromsø April 27-30!
Welcome to a new edition of the Silent Film Days on April 27- 30!
Publisert 28.03.2022 — marion
During the Silent Film Days, classic silent films meet newly written live music in a cinema built for silent films – the one and only Verdensteatret. This year, we present an exciting bunch of films, with some big names on the menu, all accompanied by fantastic musicians!
This year's opening film is Hitchcock's thriller The Lodger, accompanied by live music from Wako, one of the coolest Nordic jazz bands at the moment. Kjetil Schjander Luhr brought along violin player Michael Barett Donovan to play live to the dramatic masterpiece by Charlie Chaplin, The Kid, while the legendary horror film Nosferatu is shown alongside the horrifying (but at times pleasant) music composed and performed by the hard-hitting band The Nosfera 4.
We are also proud to screen some lesser-known, but no less fantastic silent films, such as The Women of Ryazan, a spectacular film which, despite being almost a hundred years old, echoes contemporary "Me Too" issues. The live music to this film is from our Barents band, composed of four talented musicians from Norway and Russia led by Herborg Rundberg. The Silent Film Days' regular guest –and one of the world's leading silent film pianists, British John Sweeney, plays live to the sensual avant-garde film Erotikon by Gustav Machatý; and we show one of the silent film era's latest major productions, The Wind with a live soundtrack by the band Buster Sledge!
We are also proud to present a brand new project by Nasra Ali Omar and Rakel Nystabakk, who are actualizing D.W. Griffith's epic Intolerance of 1916 with a new composition.
You can find the program by clicking here, and on Verdensteatret.no
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