Next Sunday night, be prepared for volume III – ever an evil and unlucky number – of our “Herzog/Kinski” cinema series, with some Transylvanian action: “Nosferatu the Vampyre“, followed by “Woyzeck“. And in case vampyres and disturbed German soldiers aren’t enough for you, vegan chef Laura is back with a wicked menu specially concocted for the occasion!

 

SUN. AUGUST 10th – 6 to 11 pm

“Great Collaborations: Herzog/Kinski” vol. III
See here for more info about this series

Nosferatu the Vampyre
(W. Herzog, 1979 – 107 min. German, w/ Eng. and Ch. subtitles)

In 1922, the master of expressionist German cinema, F.W. Murnau, directed the silent and über-classic vampire film, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror. Fifty-seven years later, his spiritual heir Werner Herzog came up with his own take on Bram Stoker’s famous novel Dracula, in which a vampire takes over a small German village, then starts spreading his influence over the rest of the world.

Stunning visuals and another intense performance by Klaus Kinski as the bloodsucking count — the stellar cast also includes Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz and Roland Topor — make this film a horror classic in its own right.

6 pm.

 
 

Woyzeck
(W. Herzog, 1979 – 82 min. German, w/ Eng. and Ch. subtitles)

This is Herzog’s version of playwright Georg Büchner’s eponymous play, an anti-military story of depersonalisation featuring a soldier (here played by Kinski) who is conditioned to become an unthinking killing machine through lab experimentation… His only vestige of humanity is his love for the beautiful Marie. But will love be enough to contain his murderous instincts?

9.30 pm.

 
 

Dinner Set: Transylvanian Delights!
Following the gastronomical success of our previous Aguirre night, Laura Fanelli is back with another more movie-inspired feast! In between our two screenings, she will give twenty lucky epicures a taste of her Vampyre dinner set. Beer also available on tap, of course, along with a classic cocktail… You’ll never guess which one?

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“Vampyre” Dinner Set

Starter:
Wild Mushroom Ciorbă — Mixed mushroom soup with fragrant fungi from the forests of Transylvania (or possibly other nearby forests!). Served with lemon.  

Main:
“Sarmale” Cabbage Rolls — Romanian-style stuffed cabbage rolls with vegan sausage on a bed of polenta

Salad:
Beetroot Salad with Purslane — A new spin on this classic favorite. Have you had purslane? A must-try for curious mouths!

Dessert:
Apple Wedding Cake with Brown Sugar — Spiced and flavorful!

Served with either a glass of red or white wine, or two glasses of beer!

 

Laura Fanelli is a creative chef and restauranteur who introduced international vegan cuisine to Beijing and helped pioneer the capital’s organic movement when it was just beginning to take root.
 

Four-course dinner set + drink: 180 RMB.
Only 20 seats available! If you’re interested, please book online by clicking on the link below, or send us an email ([email protected]) before Friday 18th, 11am.

People only hungry for spiritual nourishment can also participate: 30 RMB cover charge, including a drink.

EVENT DETAILS
Time: Sunday August 10, 6 pm – late
Program:
– 6 to 7.45 pm: Screening of Nosferatu the Vampyre
(German, English + Chinese subtitles)
– 7.45 to 9.30 pm: Laura’s special “Vampyre” dinner set + drinks
– 9.30 to 11 pm: Screening of Woyzeck
Venue: Meridian Space – C&C Park, 77 Meishuguan Houjie, Dongcheng
Price: 180 RMB (incl. dinner set + wine or beer) / or 30 RMB (incl. beer or soft drink)

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