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Don't Look Now

Nicolas Roeg / GB, IT, 1973 / 108 min.

In memory of Nicolas Roeg, Eye will screen Don't Look Now, with Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland in the lead roles. The film symbolised Roeg's breakthrough to the mainstream after the director had made a name for himself with idiosyncratic productions such as Walkabout and Performance. Nicolas Roeg died on November 23 at the age of 90.

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Nic Roeg was born in London (1928) and from the fifties onwards moved through the (international) film world as an assistant, cameraman, screenwriter and, ultimately, director.

The technically virtuoso style of his greatest films (Performance, 1970, with Donald Cammell; Walkabout, 1971; The Man Who Fell to Earth, 1976 and Bad Timing, 1980) was a result of his experience as (second unit) cameraman for sixty-eight productions such as Lawrence of Arabia, the Poe adaptation The Masque of the Red Death, Truffaut's Fahrenheit 451 and Bond film Casino Royale.

don't look now

A married couple grieving the recent death of their little daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom claims to be psychic and informs them that their daughter is trying to contact them and warn them of danger.

The husband at first dismisses their claims but starts to experience mysterious sightings himself.

With introduction by Eye programmer Leo van Hee.

Details

Director

Nicolas Roeg

Production year

1973

Country

GB, IT

Original title

Don't Look Now

Length

108 min.

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

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