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June 27, 2022

Silent film screening programme at Czech Centre

The Czech Centre will host this evening a special programme screening silent movies, accompanied by live music, according to Mediafax. The programme, called “No silence, please!” will debut at 8 p.m., with Gustav Machaty’s 1933 masterpiece “Ekstase” (Ecstasy). The film is widely recognised as the first in the world featuring nudity. The screening will be accompanied by live guitar music performed by Nightlosers’ front man Hanno Hofer. The programme will continue on February 9, with a screening of classic German horror “Nosferatu,” directed by F.W. Murnau in 1922. The film’s ‘music score’ will come from Calin Grigoriu on guitar and piano.

As of March, the Czech Centre will screen several other movie classics such as Murnau’s “Faust – Eine deutsche Volkssage” (1926), “Battleship Potemkin” (1925) by Sergei M. Eisenstein, “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” (1920), by Robert Wiener, or “Erotikon” (1929), by Machaty. Entry is free of charge.

“We want to offer audiences the magical atmosphere of a movie theatre as they were when filmmaking was at its beginnings, when films were traditionally accompanied by live classical music. We will invite Romanian and Czech artists and other nationalities as well, to accompany the films in their own style, ranging from classical music to jazz or electronic,” Czech Centre director Rene Kubasek said.
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