Film: 'Frankenstein' (1931), introduced by Mark O'Connell
Boris Karloff plays the best known film monster of all time in an iconic film adaptation of a story that over time seems to only gain relevance. Two hundred years ago, Mary Shelley wrote her epistolary novel about fundamentel questions regarding human existence. As film Frankenstein changes the story on many points. On screen, the scientist uses electricity to bring his creature to life. In the end also this film classic focuses on the central question 'why are we here and what can we do?' The film is screened in English without subtitles. Mark O'Connell - irish author of To be a machine (2017) about people searching to conquer mortality by merging with technology.