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Film Matters: Cul de Sac
Wed 23 November 2016, 14:00 – 17:00 GMT
This Roman Polanski classic has been chosen as not only was it released in 1966 but received its world premiere at Cameo Poly, now our Regent Street Cinema that year. Some footage from the red carpet at the premiere is available here.
A follow up to his classic Repulsion, Time Out had this to say about the film:
"Shot through with the same surreal, absurdist wit as Polanski's shorts, this bizarre variation on a classic theme - a couple who have withdrawn from the world (Pleasence and Dorléac) to live on an isolated island are visited by gangsters on the run (Stander and MacGowran) - centres around the director's abiding concerns: sexual perversity, insecurity and humiliation, the eruption of nightmarish chaos into a seemingly ordered world, human betrayal, corruptibility and self-destruction. If the subject matter is bleak and bitterly serious, the tone throughout is darkly comic, while the precise imagery effortlessly conveys the tension, the claustrophobia, and the madness of the situation".