Made in the aftermath of the First World War, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is the quintessential German Expressionist film masterpiece. Robert Wiene’s distorted sets, sinister shadows and unnerving characters created a paranoid, unreal world at a time of despair throughout Europe.
Minima’s score - reworked in 2020 for the 100th anniversary of the film - strikes up a tense relationship with the onscreen images. Drums, bass, guitar, cello, double bass, synthesiser and dulcimer stalk the film, complementing its unsettling depiction of mistrust and madness.
“One of the spring’s coolest events… they capture the film’s disturbing mood perfectly.” (The Daily Telegraph)