Date(s) - 28/03/2013
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The cult 1966 British psychological thriller ‘Cul-de-Sac’, directed by Roman Polanski will be shown at the Eastbourne Under Ground Theatre on 28th March. Described as one of ‘Polanski’s ‘quirkiest films,’ it was his second film in English, which he co-wrote with Gerard Brach. The film is best known for it’s countless, `memorable and bizarre images’, it’s gorgeous cinematography and it’s `darkly comedic look at machismo, emasculation and marital insecurity’. Produced by Gene Gutoski. Starring Donald Pleasence, Francoise Dorleac, Lionel Stander.
Shot on location off the coast of Northumberland at Lindisfarne Castle the film begins with gangster Dickie (Stander) pushing his broken-down car through rising water. His companion Albie lies inside, bleeding from a gunshot wound after a bungled robbery. Cut off by the unexpected rising tide they are on the only road to a bleak and remote island where an eccentric couple (Pleasence and Dorleac) live in a castle. Dickie proceeds to hold the couple hostage while awaiting rescue from his boss.
The film won a Golden Bear at the 16th Berlin International Film Festival and is guaranteed to stick into your mind long after you have watched it.
7.30pm on Thursday 28th March 2013, at the Under Ground Theatre. Bar and coffee-bar from 7.00pm. Tickets: £5.