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Don't Look Now

  • Film
A still from the film Don't Look Now of a father carrying his drowned daughter from a lake
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Time Out says

A superbly chilling essay in the supernatural, adapted from Daphne du Maurier's short story about a couple, shattered by the death of their small daughter, who go to Venice to forget. There, amid the hostile silences of an off-season resort, they are approached by a blind woman with a message of warning from the dead child; and half- hoping, half-resisting, they are sucked into a terrifying vortex of time where disaster may be foretold but not forestalled. Conceived in Roeg's usual imagistic style and predicated upon a series of ominous associations (water, darkness, red, shattering glass), it's hypnotically brilliant as it works remorselessly toward a sense of dislocation in time; an undermining of all the senses, in fact, perfectly exemplified by Sutherland's marvellous Hitchcockian walk through a dark alley where a banging shutter, a hoarse cry, a light extinguished at a window, all recur as in a dream, escalating into terror the second time round because a hint of something seen, a mere shadow, may have been the dead child.
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Release Details

  • Duration:110 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Nicolas Roeg
  • Screenwriter:Allan Scott, Chris Bryant
  • Cast:
    • Renato Scarpa
    • Donald Sutherland
    • Julie Christie
    • Hilary Mason
    • Clelia Matania
    • Massimo Serrato
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