Cult 101: Don’t Look Now (1973) 50th Anniversary
Director: Nicolas Roeg Run Time: 110 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1973
Starring: Clelia Matania, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Julie Christie, Massimo Serato
Country: United Kingdom, Italy
Language: English, Italian with English subtitles
Presented as part of the 2023 edition of Cult 101.
About the film:
Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie mesmerize as a British married couple on an extended trip to Venice following a family tragedy. While in that elegantly decaying city, they have a series of inexplicable, terrifying, and increasingly dangerous experiences.
A masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg, Don’t Look Now (1973), adapted from a story by Daphne du Maurier, is a brilliantly disturbing tale of the supernatural, as renowned for its innovative editing and haunting cinematography as for its naturalistic eroticism and its unforgettable climax and denouement—one of the great endings in horror history.
About the filmmaker:
Nicolas Roeg was an English director and cinematographer known for his idiosyncratic visual and narrative style, characterized by the use of disjointed and disorienting editing. His influential works have been selected at festivals around the world, including Berlin, Toronto, and Cannes. His feature films include his debut Performance (1970), Walkabout (1971), Don’t Look Now (1973), The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), Toronto People’s Choice Award winner Bad Timing (1980), Eureka (1983), Cannes Technical Grand Prize winner Insignificance (1985), and the classic Roald Dahl adaptation The Witches (1990).See our upcoming films