Nordic Cool 2013: Film: The Phantom Carriage (Sweden)
One of the greatest classics of the Scandinavian silent cinema, The Phantom Carriage is based on a legend that the last person to die in a given year must drive the carriage picking up the souls of the dead all throughout the next year.
- Sun., Mar. 10, 2013, 2:00 PM
- Terrace Gallery
- 1 hour, 45 minutes
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For the duration of Nordic Cool 2013, the Terrace Gallery will become the Cool Club, an extension of the Nordic Design Illustrated exhibition. The Cool Club will feature the iconic Arne Jacobsen Series 7 chairs, on loan from Fritz Hansen, the Embassy of Denmark in Washington, D.C., and Furniture from Scandinavia, and a new curtain made from fabric by Marimekko.
One of the greatest classics of the Scandinavian silent cinema, The Phantom Carriage is based on a legend that the last person to die in a given year must drive the carriage picking up the souls of the dead all throughout the next year. When David Holm (played by director Victor Sjöström) dies in a brawl on New Years' Eve, he seems to be the next candidate for the job; but after reviewing his life, and its many mistakes, he asks that he be given one more chance. The special effects were way ahead of their time, and the passages between the living and ghostly worlds are done with great invention.
Part of Nordic Cool 2013.
Silent Film, with live piano accompaniment performed by Craig Taborn--Unrated
Film Running Time: Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, with no intermission
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Nordic Cool 2013’s film screenings are supported by the Nordic Film & TV Fund.
Nordic Cool 2013 is presented in cooperation with
and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
The Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, and Barbro Osher
Major support is provided by the Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter,
Mrs. Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Dr. Glen Nelson, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation,
David M. Rubenstein, and the State Plaza Hotel.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the
Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.