HOLLYWOOD BERLIN: Nosferatu with Werner Herzog
Jonathan Harker (Bruno Ganz) leaves his beloved wife Lucy (Isabelle Adjani) at home in Wismar while he travels to meet the sinister Count Dracula (Klaus Kinski), thereby setting in motion a terrifying and deadly sequence of events. Werner Herzog’s 1979 masterpiece is an homage to one of the most influential and stylistically innovative films of the Weimar era: Nosferatu: eine Symphonie des Grauens, F.W. Murnau’s 1924 adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula.
This evening’s screening of the German version (with English subtitles) of Herzog’s eerie, breathtakingly beautiful interpretation in full sound and color will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker about his career and the film’s significance as a bridge to the masterworks of interwar cinema.
Director Werner Herzog will join Carsey-Wolf Center Director Patrice Petro for a post-screening discussion.