Romance becomes psychodrama in the elegantly crafted Rebecca, Alfred Hitchcock’s first foray into Hollywood filmmaking. A dreamlike adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 novel, the film stars the enchanting Joan Fontaine as a young woman who believes she has found her heart’s desire when she marries the dashing aristocratic widower Maxim de Winter (played with cunning vulnerability by Laurence Olivier). But upon moving to Manderley—her groom’s baroque ancestral mansion—she soon learns that his deceased wife haunts not only the estate but the temperamental, brooding Maxim as well. The start of Hitchcock’s legendary collaboration with producer David O. Selznick, this elegiac gothic vision, captured in stunning black and white by George Barnes, took home the Academy Awards for best picture and best cinematography.
Screening to coincide with our afternoon visit from author Nicola Upson at 2pm for the launch of the latest in her Josephine Tey mystery series, SHOT WITH CRIMSON, that takes place on the set of Alfred Hitchcock's film, REBECCA.
Tickets for Nicola Upson's book launch and signing can be purchased at the link here
Please note that there will be no ads or trailers before the film and it will start promptly at 3:30pm
Programme Type: Film
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders
Running Time: 130 minutes