“The Dream of Cesare” is a VR-interpretation of the world-famous silent film classic “Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari “by Robert Wiene from 1919. The combination of holograms and a virtual environment allows the viewers to immerse themselves in the three-dimensional space of the film. Being able to move freely in the scene around the actors and admidst the action turns the passive viewing into your own movie experience which can be actively and individually influenced.
Two Polish superstars performed as Caligari and Cesare for the VR Experience: Caligari is played by Arkadiusz Jakubik, a renowned actor in film and theater for almost 20 years, Up-and-coming Jakub Gierszal, who already gained notoriety through innovative projects such as “Suicide Room” portrays Cesare.
The VR-Experience is part of the installation “The Cabinet” in Warsaw, Krakow, Turin and other European cities. The film was presented at the DOK Leipzig in autumn 2019, at the Interfilm Festival in Berlin and at the 100th anniversary of the silent film classic during the Berlinale in February 2020.