Ciné-concert: The Student of Prague, with Irina Margareta Nistor & CelloFun | TIFF

Ciné-concert: The Student of Prague, with Irina Margareta Nistor & CelloFun

14.07.2021 23:37

Wednesday, July 28, 10 PM,

Piarist Church

Der Student von Prag (Germania, 1913, restaurat 2016, durată: 80 min.)

Regia: Paul Wegener și Stellan Rye

The Student of Prague, also knowns as A Bargain with Satan, is an early German thriller made in 1913, shortly before the start of World War I. The script draws on three literary sources: Edgar Allan Poe’s story William Wilson, Alfred de Musset’s poem Nuit de décembre, and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe play Faust. The film marks a series of firsts: it is the first independent film, the first auteur film, the first art film, and the first feature-length thriller horror in the history of cinema. The screening will be accompanied by the original music of CelloFun, an electro-acoustic formula especially created for silent film, as well as by Romania’s well-known “film voice” Irina Margareta Nistor, who will read fragments from Alfred de Musset’s poem.

Irina Margareta Nistor – reading, simultaneous translation

CelloFun (Bucharest/Cluj-Napoca):

Attila J. Szabó – cello, electronic instruments

Maria Petrescu – oboe, straight flue

Alina Agafiței – voice, percussion

Radu Rădescu – percussion, concept & text selection

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