The restoration of Vampyr

"Almost every time one takes a closer look at a film that is world-famous one has to face the sad fact that the film does not really exist in a form that seems acceptable. This is true also for Dreyer‘s Vampyr."


Still from 'Vampyr' (Carl Th. Dreyer, FR/DE, 1932)

Curator at Deutsche Kinemathek in Berlin, Martin Koerber, and head of L'imagine ritrovato laboratory in Bologna, Nicola Mazzanti, finished a restoration of Vampyr in 1999. Martin Koerbers notes on the restoration is now on the Dreyer-website – read more about doubts and concerns regarding the restoration process.

Read the essay by Martin Koerber:
Some notes on the restoration of Dreyer‘s 'Vampyr' (1932)

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