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SHOCK-tober: Don't Look Now

Sunday 13th October - 2.30pm

Wednesday 16th October - 8.30pm

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Director: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland

Rating: 15

UK/Italy 1973, 110mins

Widely considered one of the finest British chillers of all time, Nicolas Roeg's masterful direction along with two stellar performances capture devastating portrait of grief.

Still grieving over the accidental death of their daughter, Christine (Sharon Williams), John (Donald Sutherland) and Laura Baxter (Julie Christie) head to Venice, Italy, where John's been commissioned to restore a church. There Laura meets two sisters (Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania) who claim to be in touch with the spirit of the Baxters' daughter. Laura takes them seriously, but John scoffs until he himself catches a glimpse of what looks like Christine running through the streets of Venice.

To fall under the spell of this film is to fall under the spell of two screen actors in their prime, directed by one of the great screen formalists. ★★★★★ The Times

Nicolas Roeg's 1973 film remains one of the great horror masterpieces, working not with fright, which is easy, but with dread, grief and apprehension. ★★★★★ Roger Ebert