8 pm
Special Halloween event - Fancy Dress optional.
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Friday, 31 October 2014 at 8 pm
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  • 1920
  • Sweden
  • B&W
  • 107 mins.
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A spine Chilling ghost story directed by Victor Sjöström

With Live Piano accompaniment by Stephen Horne

Special Halloween event

Friday 31st October, 8.00pm

Director: Victor Sjöström

Starring: Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström and Tore Svennberg.

Sweden/ 1921/ 106 mins. (U)

The clock is ticking and death's carriage approaches...

Before heading for Hollywood Actor and Director Victor Sjöström was one of the great pioneers of Swedish cinema. The Phantom Carriage is considered his finest film, a silent classic rarely seen in the UK with masterful direction, Julius Jaenzon's otherworldly multi-exposure cinematography and ground breaking special effects.

Don't miss the opportunity to see The Phantom Carriage on the big screen this Halloween night with live music by internationally acclaimed silent film accompanist and composer Stephen Horne! Fancy Dress optional.


Stephen Horne

Stephen has long been considered one of the leading silent film accompanists. Based at London's BFI Southbank, but playing at all the major UK venues such as the Barbican Centre and the Imperial War Museum, he has recorded music for DVD releases, BBC TV screenings and museum installations of silent films. Although principally a pianist, he often incorporates flute, accordion and keyboards into his performances, sometimes simultaneously.

Read the interview with Stephen on "What's on Highlands" at


Audience comments:

"Fantastic accompaniment, subtle and perfectly paced for the emotional content of the film."

"Excellent performance with great profound accompaniment."

"First class accompaniment".

"Wow, something really different, excellent presentation of a beautiful film and exemplary accompaniment."

"Music superb! Movie also wonderful- loved the untold stories and the emotions. And even the morals!"

"Music Great! Film not quite my thing-but enjoyed!"

"Excellent, Great music."

"Unique experience-many thanks!"

"Excellent Accompaniment"

"Excellent. Really interesting and absorbing."


"Surprisingly gritty melodrama, enlivened by the supernatural, happy ending strained, hell beckons for David!"

"Personally I thought David should have ended up dead in hell. Great atmosphere."

"Mesmerising-wonderful! Loved the music and the musician, thanks."

"Marvellous, an absolute delight. Accompanist was fantastic. Lost myself."

"Very unique experience greatly enhanced by the superb musical accompaniment."

"Felt complex given time and format. Very chilling. Film quality excellent and musical accompaniment super. Thanks."

"Very different, quirky, surprising, enjoyable."

"Excellent! Amazing music. Thanks."

"Very Good, Live music was fantastic. It's something different."

"Wonderful-superb musician!"

"Love these silent movies and live music! Fantastic musician this evening."

"OK-Bit of a morality tale at Halloween but cinematography great and spooky!"

"Very Good!"


"Brilliant, a great treat to hear live accompaniment and the film too was a treat."



Victor Sjöström


Julius Jaenzon


Victor Sjöström, from the novel 'Körkalen' by Selma Lagerlöf


Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg, Astrid Holm, Lisa Lundholm, Olof As.