Thursday, December 29, 2011

Don't Look Now (1973)

After the tragic accidental drowning of their daughter Christine, John Baxter and his wife Laura travel to Venice because the bishop requests John to restore and old church. While dining in a restaurant, Laura has an encounter with two elderly sisters, one of whom is blind and claims she's psychic, telling Laura that she saw her daughter. Convinced that the old lady really did see her daughter, she meets the two women again and they perform a seance to try and contact her. Afterward, she tells John that Christine has warned them that he is in danger and to leave Venice, but John doesn't believe in any of it. Morning after they receive a phone call that their son was injured in an accident, which prompts Laura to return while John stays to finish his restoration project. A strange and haunting film, most famous because of the explicit sex scene between Christie and Sutherland that was quite controversial at the time it was released. Starring Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania 7/10

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