Join us for an exclusive Film Card holders preview of this new British horror-thriller, directed by Juan Carlos Medina (Painless) and adapted by Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass) from a 1994 murder mystery novel by Peter Ackroyd. The film stars Olivia Cooke, Bill Nighy, Douglas Booth and Eddie Marsan.
Nighy plays Scotland Yard detective John Kildare, transferred outside of London but brought back to uncover a Jack the Ripper-esque figure, the Limehouse 'Golem' whose gruesome East End murders have shaken their community. As Kildare investigates suspects including Karl Marx and novelist George Gissing, his path crosses that of music-hall performer Elizabeth (Cooke) and they begin a series of conversations looking back into her past...
Vividly shot - in particular the Golem's macabre crime scenes - and lit up further by Goldman's urgent, witty script and the cast's uniformly terrific performances, it's both a refreshingly feminist take on a classic genre and an immensely satisfying watch.
Tickets exclusive to Film Card holders (plus a guest): £4 each
The Limehouse Golem opens at QFT on Fri 1 Sept.