Vampyr still

Vampyr (1932)

Metrocelli + Martin de Ruiter
Wed 5 Feb 2025 20:15 - 21:30
Wed 5 Feb 2025
20:15 - 21:30
  • Wed 5 Feb 2025
    20:15 - 21:30
    Grote Zaal


Vampyr (1932), a film by Carl Theodor Dreyer with music by Metrocelli en Martin de Ruiter


Joel Siepmann cello
Emile Visser cello
Annie Tångberg cello
Jascha Albracht cello

Martin de Ruiter bandoneon

Surrealist film with a mesmerizing score for cellos and bandoneon

Those who previously saw the expressionist Nosferatu will now discover a completely different approach to the vampire genre. Surrealism takes centre stage in the 1932 film Vampyr. Director Dreyer drew inspiration from the ghost stories of Irish writer J. Sheridan Le Fanu. The four cellists of Metrocelli and bandoneonist Martin de Ruiter capture the eerie atmosphere of Dreyer's images in a mesmerizing score. 

A young man fascinated by the occult travels to the village of Courtempierre, where he begins to experience sinister ghostly visions. The film, shot on location and featuring ingenious special effects, seems to hover between the world of the living and the dead. Dreyer’s use of non-linear storytelling reinforces the feeling of being trapped in a disturbing dream.

With English subtitles