Capital Celluloid 2024 — Day 62: Sat Mar 2

Follow Me (Reed, 1972): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 6.20pm

This 35mm presentation, part of the John Barry season at BFI Southbank, also screens on March 12th. You can find all the details here.

BFI introduction:
John Barry provides a lush, minor-key score for Carol Reed’s final film. Michael Jayston’s stuffy Charles is jealous of his American wife (an impressive Mia Farrow) and has her tailed by Topol’s private detective. She soon realises she is being followed, prompting a romantic game of cat-and-mouse between the pursuer and pursued. The results are charming and playful, with Barry’s atmospheric, dream-like soundtrack accompanying some great shots of early 1970s London.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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