Kinokonzert: Der Golem with Lucrecia Dalt
For the latest edition of the KinoKonzert series, the Goethe-Institut brings together an historic German horror film with a contemporary composer from Berlin.
This is a unique opportunity to watch the rare cult flick Der Golem (1920) on the big screen accompanied by an original live score from Berlin-based electronic music producer Lucrecia Dalt.
The Goethe-Institut presents this tour in close cooperation with partners the NFSA, Sydney Film Festival, Dark Mofo, QAGOMA, Astor Theatre, Liquid Architecture and Berlin Atonal.
About Der Golem
Der Golem is a silent horror film from 1920, and a leading example of early German Expressionism. Based on a novel from 1914, the film is set in a Jewish ghetto in 16th century Prague. It tells the story of the astrologer and alchemist Rabbi who sees danger for the Jewish people in the constellation of the stars. To protect his people from the brutal persecution of the Holy Roman Emperor, he creates a clay golem and brings it to life with the assistance of a demon spirit and an amulet placed in the centre of the creature's chest.
Der Golem is visually impressive and includes exquisitely crafted sets and costumes. The film's supernatural themes and judgements on the dangers of unchecked power and technology make it a critical precursor to the body of Frankenstein horror films produced during the 1930s and '40s, as well as an influential work in German Expression cinema and the horror genre more generally.
About Lucrecia Dalt
Lucrecia Dalt is a Berlin-based electronic musician and sound artist. Her work draws on a wealth of artistic and philosophical influences, including cinema, geotechnics, artificial intelligence, the ethics of listening and futuristic ideas.
The Columbian-born producer has released seven solo albums and has toured extensively, playing festivals, galleries and clubs all over the world.