The Golem and Jacaszek
Silent Film with Live Musical Accompaniment – Monday Movies on the Exhibition GOLEM
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.
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
23 January 2017, 7 pm