Sunday, 11 October 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 294: Wed Oct 21

I Know Where I'm Going! (Powell & Pressburger, 1945): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 8.40pm

This film is part of the BFI's Love Season and also screens on Sunday 25th October. You can find the full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Michael Powell's 1945 film resists easy classification: it opens as a screwball comedy, grows into a mystical, Flaherty-like study of man against the elements, and concludes as a warm romance. Wendy Hiller, in one of the best roles the movies gave her, is a toughened, materialistic young woman on her way to meet her millionaire fiance in the Hebrides; Roger Livesey is the young man she meets when a storm blows up and prevents her crossing to the islands. Funny and stirring, in quite unpredictable ways, with the usual Powellian flair for drawing the universal out of the screamingly eccentric.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the opening to the film.

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