HOME 4 Nov-12 Dec 2017
UK tour Nov 2017 – Jan 2018
In the winter of 2017, HOME presented a season of nail-biting thrillers that expose the political tensions that reverberated across Europe in the 1970s. A decade when the social turmoil that marked the late 1960s gave way to a more strident politics that involved stark and sometimes violent contrasts between left and right. A decade that was scarred by the emergence of uncompromisingly radical groups such as the Red Army Faction and the Red Brigades.
In response to this charged moment a number of filmmakers across Europe turned to the format of the thriller. Stylish and enduringly popular with audiences, they saw it as the perfect vehicle through which to explore conspiracies, authoritarian regimes, and political violence.
Curated by Andy Willis, Professor of Film Studies at the University of Salford and HOME’s Senior Visiting Curator: Film. Produced by Rachel Hayward, HOME’s Programme Manager: Film and coordinated by Jessie Gibbs, HOME Film team.
States of Danger and Deceit: European Political Thrillers in the 1970s is programmed by HOME as part of BFI THRILLER, a major season of classic and contemporary thrillers at BFI Southbank and at venues UK-wide. Presented with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.
For full details of tour venues, see below.
|Arthouse, Crouch End|
|Deptford Cinema, London|
|Eden Court, Inverness|
|Leeds Hyde Park Picturehouse|
|Leeds Town Hall|
|Otley Film Society|
|Picturehouse at FACT, Liverpool|
|Shrewsbury The Hive|
|Stoke Film Theatre|
|The Cube, Bristol|