This Friday, the Filmoteca de Catalunya puts on Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari (1920), a silent film often praised as being one of the first in the horror genre. The film is an example of German expressionism with its dark and distorted visual style full of structures and landscapes that twist and lean at unusual angles. The film relates the story of the insane Dr. Caligari, who hypnotises Cesare and manipulates him into committing murders. The two scriptwriters, Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer, both pacifists, were strongly influenced by their own experiences during the First World War and epitomise in Dr. Caligari the deranged authority that forced ordinary men into becoming murderers. The film will be accompanied by live music by DJ Zero.
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