Sunday, 7 April 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 113: Tue Apr 23

I Know Where I'm Going (Powell & Pressburger, 1945): Barbican Cinema, 6.30pm

To celebrate 100 years of the Critics’ Circle, the oldest organisation of its kind in the world, the Barbican are screening the series The Film That Changed My Life. Tonight movie is introduced by Times critic Kate Muir.

Chicago Reader review:
Michael Powell's 1945 film resists easy classification: it opens as a screwball comedy, grows into a mystical, Flaherty-like study of man against the elements, and concludes as a warm romance. Wendy Hiller, in one of the best roles the movies gave her, is a toughened, materialistic young woman on her way to meet her millionaire fiance in the Hebrides; Roger Livesey is the young man she meets when a storm blows up and prevents her crossing to the islands. Funny and stirring, in quite unpredictable ways, with the usual Powellian flair for drawing the universal out of the screamingly eccentric.
Dave Kehr

Here is an extract.

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