Who Can You Trust?

BFI Southbank Guide Dec 2017

‘BEAUTIFUL, MYSTERIOUS WOMAN PURSUED BY GUNMEN. SOUNDS LIKE A SPY STORY’ THE 39 STEPS JOURNEY WITH US INTO THE DARKEST RECESSES OF HUMAN BEHAVIOUR WITH THIS BLOCKBUSTER SEASON OF THRILLERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, WRITES THE BFI’S RHIDIAN DAVIS Thankfully, few of us in our lifetime will encounter criminal masterminds like Robert De Niro’s McCauley in Heat or sinister killers like the Tooth Fairy in Manhunter, but anyone who has questioned if their lover has a shadow life or if their colleague is a psychopath will appreciate the powerful grip of suspicion on the imagination. Visceral, suspenseful uncertainty is a surer adrenaline hit than the most unhinged action sequence, and administering that hit while opening our minds to the richly textured possibilities of human character is one of cinema’s most distinctive achievements. WANT MORE? See p48 for our Future Film picks from the season Don’t forget to visit our free Mediatheque for a special collection of films, TV and shorts The BFI Thriller season takes place in cinemas across the UK, on BFI Player and BFI DVD, on broadcast television, and with education partners INTO FILM


BFI Southbank Guide Dec 2017
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