Kinokonzert: The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari is presented in a new digitally restored 4K copy, with an original soundtrack composed and performed live by Ashley Hribar.
Considered a quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema, and one of the first (if not the very first) horror films ever produced, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari is about a deranged hypnotist who uses a somnambulist to commit murders on his behalf.
Robert Wiene’s film is widely recognised both as a precursor of psychological thriller films and a metaphor for the horror of tyrannical political power. A century after its original release The Cabinet of Dr Caligari maintains its reputation as a result of its dreamlike narrative style and landmark Expressionist set design.
Australian born pianist-composer Ashley Hribar is a versatile musician embracing multimedia, world music, cross-disciplinary art forms and a broad range of traditional genres. Ashley’s compositions are poly-stylistic collages often employing extended performance techniques, voice and electronics.
In partnership with the Goethe Institut Australia. Screening as part of the Enlighten Festival.