The opening of the Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival will be special this year, as rare guests will arrive - Nosferatu with the ensemble Kriminaalne Elevant (Criminal Elephant).
The latter will bring new life to the classic silent film "Nosferatu, Symphony of Horrors", released exactly a 100 years ago, at the opening ceremony.
The screening will be a film concert using theatrical show elements and special effects, with Nosferatu played by Estonian actress Elina Reinold.
Henry Tiisma, Eno Kollom, Moorits Lill and Danel Aljo will perform on stage in Haapsalu together with Jancis.
"Nosferatu" was also performed by the band in 2003 and 2004, when the Estonian tour of "Nosferatu" took place, which was warmly received by the audience and the press.
According to festival director Helmut Jänes, what was presented almost 20 years ago will have a completely new look. "Everything is new, and the time we live in is different - more anxious, giving the film a different meaning," he said.
In F. W. Murnau's film, based on Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula", real estate agent Hutter travels to the castle of Count Orlok in the Carpathians. Already on the first night, Orlok shows his true self to the visitor, and soon the long hands of the monstrous vampire reach Hutter's bride.
The film's 100th birthday - the premiere of "Nosferatu, Symphony of Horrors" on March 4, 1922 in Berlin - is now being celebrated around the world.
Tickets for the film concert "Nosferatu 100" can be purchased through Piletilevi. Pass holders of the festival have free access to the opening.
Until March 31, passes will be on sale at the festival website at a discounted price of 45 euros. From 1 April, the passport costs EUR 59.
The sale of individual tickets starts on April 13.
The film concert will be presented by the Goethe Institute.
The Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival will take place this year from April 29 to May 1. The festival is organized by the Black Nights Film Festival, the city of Haapsalu and the cultural center.