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The Golem: How He Came into the World at the BFI

The Golem: How He Came Into the World is a 1920 silent horror film co-directed by and starring Paul Wegener. The picture was directed by Carl Boese and Wegenerand and stars Wegener as the golem.

The film was the third of three films that Wegener made featuring the golem, the other two being The Golem (1915) and the short comedy The Golem and the Dancing Girl (1917). It is a prequel to The Golem and is the only one of the three films that has not been lost.

"Who is the monster here? The clay automaton of Jewish legend? Or its master, the necromancer playing God? The model for later horror creatures from Frankenstein’s monster to the Terminator, this figure of dread was played with pathos by Paul Wegener. Look out for a scene with the creature and a child, clearly an influence on Universal’s Frankenstein" says Bryony Dixon (BFI curator of silent film) who will introduce the screening.

Tickets available via this link from 1st October for members and from 8th October for non-members.

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