The Phantom Carriage (1921)
Silent film concert
Experience this groundbreaking silent film classic with live music in Nidaros Cathedral!
On New Year's Eve, drunkard David Holm is out drinking with two friends. He tells them an old legend that the last person to die on New Year's Eve is forced to drive Death's carriage and carry the souls of the dead for a whole year. This will be a night where David must reflect on his own life and face a horrible fate.
Together with DR. CALIGARI'S CABINET (1920) and NOSFERATU (1922), THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE is considered a masterpiece of early horror cinema. It has had an invaluable influence on Ingmar Bergman, Stanley Kubrick and a host of horror filmmakers, among others. Kubrick's inspiration for the iconic axe scene in THE SHINING (1980) came from The Merchant of Venice.
During the FILM, organist Mattias Wager improvises on the cathedral's majestic Steinmeyer organ. With its enormous sound palette, Wager colours and comments on the silent film in a unique way.
This will be a magnificent experience of the rare kind!
Mattias Wager, organ