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9 October 2021: Cul-de-sac

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Cul-de-sac
Roman Polanski, 1966, 112 min

Roman Polanski orchestrates a mental ménage-à-trois in this slyly absurd tale of paranoia from the director’s golden 1960s period. Donald Pleasence and Françoise Dorléac star as a withdrawn couple whose isolated house is invaded by a rude, burly American gangster on the run, played by Lionel Stander. The three engage in role-playing games of sexual and emotional humiliation. Cul-de-sac is an evocative, claustrophobic, and morbidly funny tale of the modern world in chaos.


Screening as part of our essential cinema series

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Cul-de-sac Saturday 09.10.21 8:15 pm Book