Clint Eastwood's first film as star and director, Play Misty for Me is a suspenseful, thrilling film of psychotic sexual obsession.
Eastwood’s suspense thriller is a great example of what has made his subsequent career so lauded and noteworthy. It's effective and efficient, intelligent and sure-handed. Every scene works to the endgame in an economical manner.
Jessica Walter gives a show-stopping performance as Evelyn, a fan of a local DJ, Dave, (Eastwood) in the coastal city of Carmel, California. What starts out as fandom quickly turns to something darker and obsessive, giving way to a series of surprising, entertaining and shocking turns. You have no choice but to hold on for the ride.
This screening is part of Film Feels: Obsession, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at filmfeels.co.uk
Often cited as one of the best films of the 2000s and possibly the definitive example of extreme Asian Cinema, Oldboy is a brutal, lyrical modern classic of the revenge genre, now remastered in 4K.