LIFFF has in previous years held unique screenings of silent-movies accompanied by
newly created scores at our semi-annual event at the medieval castle Glimmingehus
outside of Lund. This year we are finally bringing this event to Lund and the festival. On
Sunday September 23rd at 7 PM we will present a unique screening of Carl Th. Dreyers
classic silent-movie VAMPYR which will be accompanied by a brand new score composed
by Death And Vanilla. The band will be performing the score live at the screening, which
will be held at Stadsteatern. We are sure that this will be a magical night and one of the
highlights of the festival!
Carl Th. Dreyers Vampyr - An impressionist work of beauty, subdued eroticism and horror, or a spectacular debacle that led its audience to riot?
Danish master Carl Theodor Dreyer is a prominent figure in European art house. Among
his advocates we find Bergman and von Trier. VAMPYR was long considered Dreyer's
weak link, as his contemporaries did not have the patience for quiet half-silent films. The
year was 1932, shortly after Frankenstein and Dracula. Dreyer makes his images obscure,
envelopes his characters in a nightmare world where fiction and reality blend together.
This goes hand in hand with his source of inspiration, J. Sheridan Le Fanu's CAMILLA
(which has also inspired The Moth Diaries). During the last decade, VAMPYR has
achieved a resurrection. Today it is held as a darkly shining example of artistic,
suspenseful horror that doesn't need to be exaggerated in order to sink into the minds of
its audience. It is a film that stays with you.
DEATH AND VANILLA - Crackling recordings of old seances, inexplicably exploding tea
The supernatural is an important factor for Death And Vanilla as aesthetic source material
and methodological starting-point. The Malmö-based duo loves library music, electronic
pioneers and the golden age of analog synths. They play their music on instruments and
amps from the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies, not only in order to recreate the sound and
the atmosphere they love, but also to channel the ghostlike qualities in old spring reverbs
and loose contacts.
Live, Death And Vanilla expands to a five-piece band and the LIFFF audience can expect
an exciting and different experience when Death And Vanilla take on Dreyer's VAMPYR.
Their music always ranges from ethereal to krautrock, but now, for one night, there is also
the added element of chance. Anything can happen.
The final wave of titles for the 2012 edition of Lund Intl. Fantastic Film Festival are:
Claymation from the Breakfast Table
The Moth Diaries
Night of the Living Dead
Jack & Diane
Sun Don't Shine
The Aggression Scale
Extraordinary Voyage+ Resan
Eddie the Sleepwalking Cannibal
Game of Werewolves
Violet & Daisy
The Warped Forest
205 - Room of Fear
Vampyr Dreyer med Musik
Tad The Lost Explorer
Ernest & Celestine
The Look Out
Remington & The Curse of the Zombadings
Errors of the Human Body
In addition to all the feature films and special screenings LIFF of course screens an
amazing collection of short films.