The first film ever made by famous director Alfred Hitchcock and one of the boldest British productions of its time, The Pleasure Garden (1925), will be screened for the first time in Romania, in the fascinating setting Castle Bánffy. The screening features the newly discovered, recovered and restored version of the film, made by the British Film Institute (BFI).
The silent thriller will be accompanied by a chamber ensemble with 13 musicians provided by the Notes & Ties organization. They will be led by conductor Christopher Austin, professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London. The mesmerizing composition performed by the ensemble was created especially for this movie, in 2012, at the request of BFI, by Daniel Patrick Cohen, a British musician who noe lives in Cluj-Napoca.