The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Inspired by the exploration of interwar abstraction in New Harmony: Abstraction between the Wars, 1919–1939, this June the Sackler Center for Arts Education screens two of the most well known and influential German Expressionist films.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a plunge into insanity that severs all ties with the rational world.
Director Robert Wiene and a team of designers crafted a nightmare realm in which light, shadow and substance are abstracted, a world in which a demented doctor and a carnival sleepwalker perpetuate a series of murders in a small community.
This Kino on Video edition is taken from a 35mm print restored by the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv of Germany, featuring the original color tinting and toning. The title translation is by Kinograph Montreal.
Release Year: 1919
Running Time: 75
Color Type: Tinted B&W
Language: English intertitles