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The Phantom Carriage
The Phantom Carriage

Wednesday 26 October 7.30pm
The Phantom Carriage
£15.00 (£13.00 concessions | £6.00 under 35)

Director: Victor Sjöström
Cast: Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg
100 minutes, 1921, Sweden, English subtitles

Silent film with live music

Irine Røsnes violin
Liz Hanks cello
Trevor Bartlett percussion
Jonny Best piano

The last person to die before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve is doomed to ride Death’s carriage, collecting souls for the year ahead. This eerie and innovative Swedish classic (which inspired a twelve-year-old Ingmar Bergman to make films) is a Dickensian ghost story and a deeply moving drama - as well as a showcase for groundbreaking special effects.

Frame Ensemble, a quartet of Northern musicians specialising in improvised silent film accompaniments, will complement the haunting visuals with a unique, spontaneous musical performance.

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