Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 55: Fri Feb 24

The Chase (Ripley, 1946): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6.20pm

This 35mm screening is part of the 'Martin Scorsese Curates' season at BFI Southbank. The movie is also being shown at the cinema on February 27th. Full details here.

BFI introduction:
Behind a bland generic title lurks a truly unsettling film noir. It starts straightforwardly enough, as a demobbed GI lands a job driving for a sociopathic crook, but then he rather unwisely falls for the crook’s downtrodden wife, and soon we’re tracing an elusive Moebius-strip narrative into nightmare territory. It’s like a David Lynch mystery ahead of its time.

Here (and above) is the opening.

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