Keswick Film Festival

Don't Look Now

Director: Nicolas Roeg Country: UK
Cert: 15 Year: 1973 Length: 110 minsLanguage: English
2003 Festival
Don't Look Now

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Donald Sutherland, Julie Christie, Hilary Mason.
Bereaved parents Sutherland and Christie attempt to escape the aftermath of their daughter's accidental drowning. In Venice - through Roeg's eyes a dank, sinister and labyrinthine place - the couple stumble through coincidences, premonitions and misunderstandings which cloud their suffering, culminating in one of the most chilling endings on film. Roeg's adaptation of the Daphne Du Maurier short story is both an existential horror movie and a meditation on grief. The legendary and beautiful lovemaking scene, the non-linear editing, and the transforming of a culturally-rich city into a menacing maze come together to make one of this country's most moving, chilling, and highly-praised films.
BAFTAs 1974: Best Cinematography & 6 Other Nominations

Critics

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A disjointed, multi-layered, totally cinematic masterpiece, each frame carefully composed, rich with ambiguity and visual themes
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