Absent from UK screens since its original release, Michael Almereyda’s stylised vampire film is a one-of-a-kind mix of André Breton, Dracula’s Daughter and 1990s existentialism by way of US independent filmmaking.
Shot in stunning black and white with sequences in Almereyda’s trademark Pixelvision, Nadja follows the titular vampire and her servant Renfield through her joyless nightlife in New York, until the death of her father, Count Dracula raises new possibilities for her and twin brother, Edgar.
Combining a luxurious visual style with offbeat performances and deadpan humour, Screen Slate called Nadja, ‘a GenX deconstruction of the vampire myth.’
Presented in partnership with the MA Curating at the National Film and Television School.
The 35mm print used for this screening is in English language with Spanish subtitles and is believed to be the only one to exist in Europe.