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The Golem and Jacaszek

Silent Film with Live Musical Accompaniment – Monday Movies on the Exhibition GOLEM

Filmstill (Collage)

Collage by Michal Jacaszek (left) and scene from The Golem: How He Came into the World (right); German Film Institute, Frankfurt on the Main, Paul Wegener Estate, Kai Müller Collection and photo collage: Pawel Erzes

Directed by: Paul Wegener and Carl Boese
Germany 1920, 87 min

The most famous cinematic adaptation of the golem narrative is Paul Wegener’s silent film classic The Golem: How He Came into the World from 1920. The powerful, clumsy, robot-like golem with the distinctive hairstyle played by Paul Wegener himself has influenced representations in art and film right up to the present day. In addition, the film is also an early milestone of the horror genre.

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Where

Old Building, level 2, Great Hall
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Internationally acclaimed Polish musician Michał Jacaszek will provide musical accompaniment to the film. His collages of electronic textures and baroque instrumentation stand for a delicate balance between stunning melancholy and crystal-clear beauty.

A cooperation with the Polish Institute Berlin

Where, when, what?

  • When 23 January 2017, 7 pm
  • Where Old Building, level 2, Great Hall

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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