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Phantom (1922) Film Screening with Live Piano Accompaniment

Film
  • 11/09/22
  • 14:00 - 16:00
  • Tickets are available at £9 for standard. £6 for concession and partner rates.

More details: https://arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/phantom/


Overshadowed by Murnau’s previous film, Nosferatu (1922), Phantom is a tale of obsession, painting a portrait of the corrupting influence of money, the conformity of societal norms and the redemptive power of family.

A two-tone dark image with yellow hues, of a person walking with a suitcase.
Image of a scene from the film Phantom (1922).

An aspiring poet, believing himself to be on the verge of a big break, experiences a chance encounter with a beautiful woman in the street and falls headlong into love and fantasy. All the while, his debts pile up and his promised literary celebrity fails to materialise.

Phantom is a forgotten gem of a film that stands as an early precursor to Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958).

Thought lost for many years, this screening of Phantom will include the recent restoration by Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Wiesbaden and a brand new score by Bath-based pianist Dominic Irving.

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