Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 140: Sun Oct 3

Whistle Down the Wind (Forbes, 1961): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 12 noon

This screening of the BAFTA-nominated 1960s drama, plus very special guest, will also include a conversation with star Hayley Mills on the 60th anniversary of the film's release.

Radio Times review:
In this daring allegory, Alan Bates plays a dishevelled murderer on the run who's confronted by three Lancashire children who think he's the persecuted Jesus Christ deserving of their protection. First-time director Bryan Forbes treats his material with heart-touching gravity and delicacy, and the symbolism only starts to come to pieces when the grown-up need for justice intrudes. Young Hayley Mills - her mother wrote the novel on which this film is based - is wonderfully wide-eyed, while Bates, as the ambiguous stranger, gives one of his most involving performances.
Tom Hutchinson

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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