Date
Tuesday 31 October 2023 - 18:00
Location
Multikino

As part of the MultiCulture Britain project, Multikino and the British Council invite you to special Halloween screenings of the stage adaptation of 'Frankenstein', directed by Danny Boyle ('Trainspotting', 'Slumdog Millionaire', 'Steve Jobs') and performed at the National Theatre in 2011. The play was an international success, seen by more than half a million audiences in cinemas around the world.

Danny Boyle first mentioned the idea of adapting Mary Shelley's gothic novel for the stage to the current artistic director of the National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner, a dozen years ago when they worked together at the famous Royal Shakespeare Company. The horror romance by the English writer of the Romantic era is considered to be the first science fiction novel or at least a forerunner of the genre. The tragic story of Victor Frankenstein, a scientist seeking to unravel the riddle of life and death, and the monstrosity he created from fragments of human bodies became the subject of a large number of film adaptations - and thus permanently infiltrated mass culture - which, however, for the most part cheapened the philosophical significance of Shelley's book Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus (1818). The author of the play and the director of the theatrical production have changed this and focused on the message contained in the gothic novel, which the writer began writing when she was less than 20 years old and was probably inspired by the 1606 gravediggers' affair that took place in the town of Frankenstein - today's Ząbkowice Śląskie.

Duration: 140 minutes

There will be two screenings of the play, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller interchangeably in the role of Monstrum:

- 31 October 2023 (Tuesday, Halloween), 6pm - NT Live: Frankenstein I - with Benedict Cumberbatch as Monstrum and Jonny Lee Miller as Dr Frankenstein

- 31 October 2023 (Tuesday, Halloween), g. 21:00 - NT Live: Frankenstein II - with Jonny Lee Miller as Monstrum and Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr Frankenstein

 

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