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Reflektor Der Golem
Soundstage Festival of Music and the Moving Image
The 1920 silent horror film Der Golem was inspired by the fantasy figure of the Golem in Jewish legend. When the Holy Roman Emperor issues a decree expelling Jews from the ghettos in 16th-century Prague, Rabbi Loew moulds a life-size figure of the Golem from clay and invokes the spirit Astaroth to bring the figure to life in order to protect the Jewish people. As astrological movements shift the Golem’s behaviour becomes dangerous and threatens nearly everyone he meets.
Saxophonist and composer Jan Kopinski with pianist Steve Iliffe performing as ‘Reflektor’ provide moving, dramatic and achingly beautiful live music for this special screening as part of Soundstage, Nottingham’s festival of music and the moving image.
1 hour 10 minutes (no interval)