Häxan: cinema classic with live music by Kinetophone
Once again the Aa Church will be transformed into a cinema during the International Film Festival Rotterdam in Groningen. This year we present the 1922 film Häxan, with live music by Kinetophone.
Häxan (The Witches)
Director Benjamin Christensen based Häxen on the history of witchcraft. The film is a documentary style tale about the superstitions and prejudices surrounding witchcraft, while at the same time being a complaint against ongoing misogyny and the unjust persecution of women. Almost a century after it was first released the film is still a classic. Häxan was praised for its special effects and images, which were remarkably daring for the time.
The band Kinetophone is comprised of three film aficionados: René Duursma (synths, sound design, guitar), Thomas van den Berg (guitar, keyboard, voice) and Sebastiaan Wiering (cello, bass, keyboard). They will give a live performance of the soundtrack they composed for Häxen. For tonight’s show they will be joined by keyboard player Gert Plas on the Aa Church’s famous Schnitger organ.
For five days the Groninger Forum will present a cross-section of the best the International Film Festival Rotterdam has to offer. De Groningse pocket edition of the IFFR Is planned for Wednesday 1 through Sunday 5 February 2017.
The show in the Aa Church is presented in collaboration with the Groninger Forum, the Grand Theatre and Prime as part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam in Groningen.
Admission: € 15,- / € 10,- (students, discount for Cineville passholders)
Tickets available online and at the Groninger Forum box-office (Hereplein).