Nicolas Roeg at the BFI

the witches nicolas roeg The British Film Institute are putting on an excellent series of films by the British director, Nicolas Roeg.

Although he’s probably best known for films such as Walkabout, The Witches and Castaway, he was also involved with a couple of excellent horror films, directing Don’t Look Now and cinematographer for The Masque of the Red Death.

His list of credits is pretty unbelievable and its great to see that the BFI are screening so many of them.

The Masque of the red death nicolas roeg

Here’s a list of what’s on and when:

Bad Timing

* 14 Mar 18:00
* 19 Mar 20:30
* 20 Mar 20:30

Nicolas Roeg examines the consuming relationship between two Americans in Vienna in this elusive and complex film.

Castaway

* 15 Mar 20:30
* 20 Mar 18:10

Nicolas Roeg adapts Lucy Irvine’s account of her year-long experience as a castaway on an isolated island.

Cold Heaven

* 24 Mar 20:40
* 27 Mar 18:20

A woman’s grief over the death of her son is exacerbated when his body goes missing.

Don’t Look Now

• 6 – 26 March
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6 Mar 20:45
8 Mar 14:00
16 Mar 18:00
26 Mar 20:45

A married couple use a working assignment in Venice as a haunted attempt to overcome the death of their daughter.

dont look now nicolas roeg

Eureka

* 2 Mar 18:00
* 27 Mar 20:20

Gene Hackman stars as a prospector who lives out his life in a luxurious exile after striking gold.

Fahrenheit 451

• 20 February – 12 March
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20 Feb 15:00
3 Mar 20:45
5 Mar 16:00
12 Mar 20:45

A science-fiction story about a future world in which books are banned, based on Ray Bradbury’s novel.

Far From Madding Crowd

* 12 Mar 15:10
* 20 Mar 15:00

A Wessex country girl attempts to better herself after inheriting her uncle’s farm.

Insignificance

* 14 Mar 20:40
* 25 Mar 18:20

Nicolas Roeg riffs on love, hate, fame, jealousy and everything in between in this adaptation of Terry Johnson’s play.

The Man Who Fell to Earth

* 13 Mar 20:15
* 22 Mar 20:00
* 23 Mar 20:20

David Bowie stars as an alien in America seeking the resources to save his dying planet.

The Masque of the Red Death

* 4 Mar 18:30
* 6 Mar 16:15

Vincent Price stars as an evil prince who sells his soul to the devil.

Performance

* 4 Mar 18:10
* 8 Mar 20:50
* 21 Mar 21:00

A gangster on the run finds refuge in the Notting Hill basement of a reclusive rock star.

Petulia

* 7 Mar 20:45
* 17 Mar 18:00

A San Francisco surgeon falls in love with an eccentric young woman caught in an unhappy marriage.

Puffball

* 26 Mar 18:20
* 30 Mar 20:30

Nicolas Roeg’s adaptation of Fay Weldon’s novel is a charged supernatural tale of passion, birth and death.

Sight & Sound presents: The Roeg Legacy

* 22 Mar 18:10

Nick James leads an investigation into Nicolas Roeg’s contribution to the art of cinema.

Track 29 + Aria (one episode)

* 17 Mar 20:40
* 19 Mar 18:00

A darkly comic drama that marked a meeting of the minds of Nicolas Roeg and Dennis Potter.

Two Deaths

* 25 Mar 20:40
* 30 Mar 18:20

Nicolas Roeg explores the debauched relationship between a hedonistic physician and his servant.

Walkabout

* 1 Mar 18:30
* 5 Mar 20:30
* 8 Mar 18:00
* 13 Mar 18:10
* 17 Mar 14:30
* 26 Mar 15:00
* 29 Mar 20:50

Nicolas Roeg’s stunning examination of cross-cultural barriers, set in the Australian outback.

The Witches

* 18 Mar 18:20
* 27 Mar 16:10

A young boy confronts a coven of witches who plan to turn all children into mice.

For further information on the screenings and how to book, visit the BFI website

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