HOUR OF THE WOLF – Thurs, Sept. 17 @ 7:30p
(w/ Live Score by Kreng!)
“The hour of the wolf is the hour between night and dawn. It is the hour when most people die, when sleep is deepest, when nightmares are most real. It is the hour when the sleepless are haunted by their deepest fear, when ghosts and demons are most powerful. It is also the hour when most children are born.”
Bergman’s strangest film stations Artist Johan Borg (Max Von Sydow) & his wife Alma (Live Ullmann) on an island for a supposed vacation. Across the water lies a castle containing a baron and his menagerie of perverted friends. As time passes, Johan is unable to sleep without being plagued by brutal nightmares, and he becomes unable to thrive during the day as his paranoia is crippling. As the fear builds, and the baron begins to invade the lives of the lovers, Bergman blurs the line between dream and reality so effectively that we aren’t sure what to take as real anymore.
SpectreVision composer Kreng, whose lauded original score for Cooties will be released on Mondo/Death Waltz and Milan Records, returns to his avant garde roots creating disquieting soundscapes for Belgian surrealist horror-theatre company Abattoir Fermé to push Bergman’s classic even further into the hypnagogic landscape.
Dir. Ingmar Bergman, 1968, 35mm, 90 min.