Capital Celluloid 2024 — Day 12: Fri Jan 12

Nosferatu the Vampyre (Herzog, 1979): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6.10pm

This film is part of the Werner Herzog season at BFI Southbank and is also being screened on January 24th ad 27th. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Werner Herzog's 1979 remake of F.W. Murnau's classic vampire film is a flop as a horror movie, but it works as a string of Herzogian epiphanies centered on death and the apocalypse. The acting is too eccentric and the narrative drive too weak to satisfy fans of the genre, but Herzog's admirers will find much in the film's animistic landscapes and clusters of visionary imagery. The largely superfluous cast includes Klaus Kinski as the decaying count, Isabelle Adjani as the pure-hearted heroine, and the excellent Bruno Ganz as the paralyzed hero.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the BFI trailer for the film.

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