Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau's Faust is a stunning epic from 1926, produced in German UFA studios, starring Gösta Ekman as Faust and Emil Jannings as Mephisto. Nils Henrik Asheim's set solo organ music to the film.
The film takes considerable liberties from Goethe's novel, leaving both haters and lovers among the critics. The imagery and photographic work is unbelievable, drawing inspiration from the works of great European painters.
The first performance of Nils Henrik Asheim's organ music to the film took place on April 28, 2012, in Bodin Church at Bodø International Organ Festival. Later, the project has been shown in Levanger kulturkirke and in Stavanger concert hall.