Today’s screening: Repulsion (1965)
November 4, 2009
— Electric Sheep Magazine
Electric Sheep Film Club: Repulsion (1965)
For the seventh meeting of the Electric Sheep Film Club at the Prince Charles Cinema off Leicester Square, we’re showing the classic London-set thriller about paranoia and claustrophobia:
One of Roman Polanski’s finest films and the first he made in the UK, Repulsion charts the mental disintegration of a sexually troubled, beautiful young woman played by Catherine Deneuve. As elegant as it is creepy, Polanski’s taut psychological horror thriller superbly conveys the character’s claustrophobic loneliness and contrasts the mundanity of her life in 60s London with the startling surreal hallucinations that increasingly take over her inner world. An absolute 60s classic.
With thanks to BFI. The film will be followed by informal discussion with Electric Sheep writers in the bar.
Price: £5/£3.50 Prince Charles members
Dir: Roman Polanski, UK 1965
FILM WRITING COMPETITION:
Film students and aspiring film writers are invited to enter our film writing competition: write a 200-word review of Repulsion and send it to ladyvengeance (at) electricsheepmagazine.com, marked ‘Film writing competition’ in the subject line. A film professional will select the best review, and we are delighted to have renowned Polish film poster designer Andrzej Klimowski as our judge this month. Deadline: November 18. The selected review will be published on the Electric Sheep website. This is a new regular feature of the Electric Sheep Film Club. You can read last month’s winning review of Rollerball here.
IMDb page for Repulsion
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Recommended events: Autumn comics conventions…
5th to the 26th of November: Comica, the three week festival of comics in and around the Institute of Comtemporary Arts in London includes appearances by Eddie Campbell, David Lloyd, Brian Talbot, James Jean and Tara McPherson. – more info at www.comicafestival.com
19th to the 22nd of November: The Thought Bubble sequential art festival in Leeds which includes appearances by Paul Cornell, Gary Erskine, Garen Ewing, Andy Diggle, Frank Quietly and many more – more info at www.thoughtbubblefestival.com
November Small Press events:
The Small Press Comiket, Sunday 8th November which is part of the fortnight long Comica festival at The ICA, on The Mall, in Central London
“Are you zine friendly?”, Thursday 12th November, an Alternative Press event at the Foundry in Hoxton, promoting a new small press web resource: the Zine Friendly blog! And that’s at 86 Great Eastern Street.
For more info about all these events please visit: comicsandzines.wordpress.com