The Cinema Museum, London

Kennington Bioscope presents The Phantom Carriage (1921)

Wed 22 May 2024 @ 19:30 · Events

The Kennington Bioscope is a regular cinema event featuring live accompaniment to silent films that takes place at the Cinema Museum.

The Phantom CarriageThe Phantom Carriage (Sweden 1921). Digital restoration. Directed by and starring Victor Sjöström with Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg, and Astrid Holm.

Based on the 1912 novel Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness! (Körkarlen) by Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf. In the film, Sjöström plays a drunkard named David Holm who, on the night of New Year’s Eve, is compelled by the ghostly driver of Death’s carriage to reflect on his past mistakes. Sometimes considered one of the first horror films due to its atmosphere and its impact on later entries in the genre.

Live piano accompaniment. Stephen Horne will be playing for The Phantom Carriage.

Silent film with intertitles which may be suitable for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Tickets & Pricing

£7. Seats are limited, so please arrive early or request an invitation using the email
The Phantom Carriage