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DABF17: FILM SCREENING - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

23 November 2017

Thursday 23 November 2017 | 7pm
Irish Architecture Foundation
Free admission, booking essential.

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios have partnered with the Irish Architecture Foundation to deliver a film screening of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in the IAF theatre as part of Dublin Art Book Fair: Art and Architecture Interwoven, sponsored by Henry J Lyons. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, directed by Robert Wiene, has been selected and will be introduced by David O’Mahony, Head of Programming at the Irish Film Institute.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (German: Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) is a 1920 German silent horror film, directed by Robert Wiene and written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer. Considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema, it tells the story of an insane hypnotist who uses a somnambulist to commit murders. The film features a dark and twisted visual style, with sharp-pointed forms, oblique and curving lines, structures and landscapes that lean and twist in unusual angles, and shadows and streaks of light painted directly onto the sets.

David O’Mahony is Head of Programming, Cinemas, at the Irish Film Institute since 2015. He has also formed a career as a writer and broadcaster on film. 

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