German Film Festival 2013
The German Film Festival runs October 1-5 and is held at The New Zealand Film Archive, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington.
Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau was one of the most important film directors in the silent era of the 1920s. His films still have great influence on contemporary filmmakers. As Wim Wenders once said of the innovative director, “Murnau was light years ahead of his time.”
If you should only have time for two films please don’t miss the Nosferatu double bill fancy dress night on October 5 – we guarantee a blood-curdling experience. Come along dressed in ghoulish theme for a chance to win free entry to the evening’s films and spot prizes. A 4:30pm screening of Werner Herzog’s 1978 remake will precede the 7pm screening of the Murnau original. During the break between the two versions of Nosferatu, Wellington Institute of Technology Makeup Artistry tutor Dany S. Pike and students will give a phantasmagorical display of vampire prosthetics.
In collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive, the Goethe-Institut is delighted to be able to bring these and other films by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau to the big screen for a Wellington audience.
Full programme can be seen here.