Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 221: Fri Aug 9

Notorious (Hitchcock, 1946): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 2.30pm

Notorious, one of Hitchcock’s most darkly romantic, disturbing and suspenseful thrillers is back on the big screen this summer in a dazzling new 4K restoration released by the BFI. I dare you not to root for Claude Rains in the achingly tense and dramatic finale. This screening is part of the extended run at BFI Southbank. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
'The Hitchcock classic of 1946, with Cary Grant as a charming and unscrupulous government agent and Ingrid Bergman as a woman of low repute whom he morally blackmails into marrying a Nazi leader (Claude Rains, in a performance that makes a sad little boy of him). The virtuoso sequences—the long kiss, the crane shot into the door key—are justly famous, yet the film's real brilliance is in its subtle and detailed portrayal of infinitely perverse relationships. The concluding shot transforms Rains from villain to victim with a disturbingly cool, tragic force.' 
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the new BFI trailer.

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