Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 205: Tue Jul 26

The Bay of St Michel (Ainsworth, 1963): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 6.30pm

Actor and writer William Roberts will join BFI curator Josephine Botting in introducing this 35mm presentation which is part of the Projecting the Archive strand.

BFI introduction:
Bored and crushed by post-war life, a trio of ex-commandos are only too pleased to be summoned by their CO to undertake one final mission. In pursuit of treasure looted by the Nazis, they’re joined by a former French resistance fighter – but can she be trusted? Director John Ainsworth mostly worked in TV but his own wartime experiences inform this rarely seen feature, making for a taut thriller despite its low budget. Among its pleasures are Mai Zetterling doing the twist and a rare co-starring role for versatile Australian actor Trader Faulkner – a great supporter of the BFI who died last year.

Here (and above) is an extract.

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