CIFF 2022: ALIAS NICK BEAL

CIFF 2022: ALIAS NICK BEAL

Sun
28
Sun Aug 28 11:00 AM

Arc Cinema
General Admission
93 Mins
August
Sun Aug 28

1949 | DCP | USA | D: John Farrow

With Ray Milland, Audrey Totter, Thomas Mitchell

A rarely seen Farrow masterwork: a dark Faustian melodrama about politics, power and corruption, with Ray Milland and Thomas Mitchell in one of his best-ever screen performances as an aspiring politician who gives in too readily to corruption.  The much under-valued character actress, Audrey Totter, is compelling as a woman far more principled than the men around her.  Filmed in flawless noir style – dark shadows, foggy streets and dockside locations at night – and with a brooding score by Franz Waxman.

The screenplay by frequent Farrow collaborator, Johnathan Latimer, is “a model of precision and construction … (with) the overall power of the suggestion of some all-pervasive satanic evil … An undeservedly neglected film which should rank high on the list of Farrow’s best” - Chris Wicking, Time Out, London.

Introduced by Special CIFF Guests:  Claude Gonzalez and Frans Vandenburg, directors of the Farrow documentary.

For one special price, the CIFF Gold Pass will secure entry to all eight films in the festival!
August
Sun Aug 28

Arc Cinema

1 McCoy Circuit Acton, Australian Capital Territory, 2601