Genuinely unsettling while also being thoughtfully moving, Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now has rightfully earned its position as number one in the Time Out 100 Best British Films poll. The filmmaker uses his trademark non-linear style which, along with wonderful performances, award-winning camerawork by Anthony Richmond and Pino Donaggio’s music score, creates a powerful adaptation of the Daphne Du Maurier novel.
Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie star as John and Laura Baxter, a couple in bereavement following the death of their young daughter. They travel to Venice where he is to oversee the restoration of an old church, and while there they encounter a pair of elderly sisters, one of whom claims to be a psychic in communication with the dead child. Whilst Laura is intrigued, John resists the idea, despite the possibility that he is having his own visions that threaten to put his life in danger.