Fashion in Film Festival: Don't Look Now

UK, 1973. Directed by Nicolas Roeg.
With Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, and Hilary Mason.
Costume design by Marit Allen, Anna Maria Feo, and Andrea Galer. Art direction by Giovanni Soccol. Color.
English/Italian with English subtitles.

A red-hooded coat – that fairy-tale trope of Little Red Riding Hood – gains an ominous significance in Nicolas Roeg’s masterful thriller. Based on a novella by Daphne du Maurier, the film tells of a married couple coming to terms with their daughter’s accidental death by drowning. The girl’s red coat and its color (red being the color of blood) become the principal indicators of mental time travel, which takes on the form of traumatic flashbacks and sinister premonitions. Here Roeg excels in generating a multiple sense of disorientation: temporal as well as spatial.

This event is part of ‘Wearing Time: Past, Present, Future, Dream’, the 10th Anniversary season of the Fashion in Film Festival. Between 11 - 26 March the festival returns with an exciting London-wide season of film screenings, talks, events and an exhibition exploring the connections between fashion, film and time. Probing into four different conceptions of time: past, present, future and dream, the programme asks what concrete manifestations of time fashion and clothing enable.

Club and Group screenings

Thu 16th Mar 18.30 Fashion in Film Festival.

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