|11:00 PM - SAT 1/11||CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA||Rush Line|
Centennial Anniversary Presentation
Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Directed by Robert Wiene
Germany | 77 minutes | 1920
German with English intertitles
Celebrating its centennial, the quintessential German Expressionist film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari takes place in a disorienting landscape where a mad doctor and his sleepwalking captive commit a series of murders. Jolting the postwar masses, the film plunges into the mind of insanity that severs all ties with the rational world. Director Robert Wiene and a visionary team of designers crafted a nightmare realm in which light, shadow and substance are abstracted, a world in which a demented doctor and a carnival sleepwalker perpetrate a series of ghastly murders in a small community. Following the Nazi rise to power in Germany a decade later, Wiene, who was of Jewish descent, fled into exile in London, where he and legendary surrealist Jean Cocteau envisioned remaking The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, this time with sound.
The restoration of this German Expressionist masterpiece will be presented with a live music score by sound artist Richard Vergez.
Preceding the screening will be a showcase featuring international short films playing in the Festival's Short Film Competition.
|Foreign Title||Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari|
|Countries of Production||Germany|
|Year of Presentation||1920|
|Language(s)||German with English intertitles|
|Premiere Status||Centennial Anniversary Presentation|
|Principal Cast||Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher|