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A perfect pairing with Last Night in Soho which screens directly before. An intense, chilling and remarkably frank (for its time) horror film from 1960 by Michael Powell, the famed director responsible for classics such as The Red Shoes and Black Narcissus.

This one was not so beloved, however – considered scandalous by critics, it virtually ended Powell’s career overnight. Mark Lewis is a quiet young man who works in a film studio by day and photographs women in his flat at night. He’s also developed a bizarre and fiendish way to commit murder, a method linked to the torment he suffered as a boy. A terrifying portrait of madness, Powell’s once-reviled film has now been correctly reclaimed as a classic.

Screening as part of Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell + Pressburger, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.


Event/ The screening on Sun 29 Oct at 15:30, will be introduced by Dr Eleanor Beal, Lecturer in English Literature and Film at Manchester Metropolitan University and Co-Lead of the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies.



101 minutes

Country of origin:
Great Britain

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Excluded from Film Pass