Written on the Wind

Thursday, 10 November 22 - 2:00pm
@ Cineworld
Too Late!

If the title Written on the Wind makes you think first of an overplayed Wet Wet Wet lyric, allow Douglas Sirk's torrid, magnificent 1956 melodrama to thoroughly reclaim it for you.

Perhaps the most full-blooded and emotionally turbulent of the German director's heightened tableaux of midcentury American mores, morality and compromised family values, it arrives fresh from the Locarno Film Festival's Sirk retrospective in a restoration so vivid, the Technicolor looks freshly painted on the screen. Thrill to the blazing star power of Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack and a mesmerising, deservedly Oscar-winning Dorothy Malone as the socially and sexually entangled denizens of a Texas oil empire, bristling with rivalries and desires and dark secrets: this is filmmaking that paved the way for the likes of Dallas and Dynasty, though with infinitely more beauty, poetry and grand romantic vision.

SIRK SPECIAL: Book all 3 Douglas Sirk Screenings and get your 3rd ticket free!


Thursday, 10 November 2022 - 2:00pm @ Cineworld