Capital Celluloid 2024 — Day 40: Fri Feb 9

The Whisperers (Forbes, 1967): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 6pm

This film, part of the John Barry season at BFI Southbank, also screens on February 24th. You can find all the details here.

BFI introduction:
Bryan Forbes’ film about loneliness, paranoia and poverty, set in a bleakly monochrome Oldham, could hardly have been less ‘summer of love’. Barry’s score is affecting and super-minimal, with dripping taps, crying babies and acres of silence behind it. The cast, including cameos from Leonard Rossiter, Ronald Fraser and Michael Robbins, is almost wholly mean-spirited, although Edith Evans was nominated for an Oscar for her striking performance.

Here (and above) are the opening titles.

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