The Cinémathèque has been promoting great live cinema for many years. The latest project features a piano score to F.W. Murnau’s “Faust”.
Roger Ebert called the director of “Nosferatu”, “the greatest master of horror in the silent era”. Four years after making the iconic vampire film, Friederich Wilhelm Murnau took on Wolfgang Goethe’s classic novel “Faust”. It was to be his last film made in Germany before the great director emigrated to the United States.
“Faust” is a film that Ebert described as having “majestic opening scenes and a horrifying conclusion. The film, starring the great Emil Jannings as Mephisto, is accompanied by a score composed and played by pianist Jean-François Zygel.