Posted by Sarah
As mentioned earlier on the blog, the Gulbenkian Cinema, located on the University of Kent campus, is screening a series of Gothic films between January and March.
The first is Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1940) on the 26th of January at 2.30 pm.
The Gulbenkian Cinema description of the film:
Alfred Hitchcock | US | 1940 | 130mins | Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson
Alfred Hitchcock’s superlative psychological thriller adapts Daphne du Maurier’s haunting tale of a naive young woman (Joan Fontaine) who meets handsome, aristocratic widower Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) on holiday in Monte Carlo and is swept off her feet by his whirlwind courtship.
Following their wedding, they move to his Cornish estate Manderley, where the brooding Maxim once lived with his first wife, Rebecca, and where sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers (Judith Anderson) who is fiercely devoted to the memory of her dead mistress, undermines Maxim’s new wife at every turn.
A beautifully nuanced study in guilt and anxiety about sex, money and class, Rebecca continues to hold audiences spellbound with its beguiling blend of lush romanticism and bleakly oppressive suspense.
“A gorgeous treat from one of cinema’s masters. Not to be missed.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 5 stars
“Tense, engrossing and deliciously deceitful.” David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
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