Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive with The Film Audience Network (FAN) present Britain on Film: Coast and Sea.
Part of the run of consecutive classics that Powell & Pressburger made in the 1940s, “I Know Where I’m Going!” is the story of a headstrong English woman, who embarks on a journey north to meet her wealthy new fiancé, only to become stranded on the Isle of Mull during a tempest. Shot in numinous black and white by Erwin Hillier, this satellite world of capricious weather, myth, curses and tradition will befuddle Joan’s determination and turn her head in the direction of the charming local laird Torquil MacNeil.
One of the best films ever made offshore, onshore or anywhere, this is a magnificently expressive and entertaining tribute both to the Western Isles and to the intoxicating effect that people and places can have upon the imagination.
One of the greatest (and sadly most forgotten) romantic comedies ever, which has not a cracking script, but some trademark-terrific visuals.
An enthusiast for Powell’s work since childhood, Martin Scorsese did not catch up with I Know Where I’m Going until shortly before he made Raging Bull. In a documentary from the 1990s, he beams with joy as he remembers a first sighting of Powell and Pressburger’s last major intimate film. “I just saw a new masterpiece,” he enthuses.
Britain on Film: Coastal Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive with The Film Audience Network (FAN) present Britain on Film: Coast and Sea . Focusing on projects, events and activities working with archive film that fit the over-arching theme of COAST and SEA.