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From Page To Screen: The Innocents (1961) (12A)

26apr11:00 amFrom Page To Screen: The Innocents (1961) (12A)Bridport's Film Festival

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Bridport’s definitive film festival celebrating the art of literary adaptation.

This year’s guest curator will be Screenwriter and Director, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Deborah Kerr is magnificent as the novice governess in this classic adaptation of Henry James’s chilling ghost story. The genteel setting of an English country estate, stylishly captured in Cinemascope by legendary cinematographer Freddie Francis, provides the backdrop to unnerving disturbances – shuffling curtains, disembodied whispers, snuffed candles – that convince her that she is in the presence of supernatural evil, from which she must protect her young charges, unaided by aloof uncle Michael Redgrave. The atmospheric interplay of dark and light mirror the psychological torment of the governess in this masterpiece of black-and-white horror.

Guest curator Rebecca Lenkiewicz, who adapted The Turn of the Screw for the stage, will introduce the film.

DIRECTOR | Jack Clayton
STARS | Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave and Peter Wyngarde
SOURCE TEXT | Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw
SCREENWRITER | Truman Capote and William Archibald from his stage play, with scenes & dialogue by John Mortimer

For more information please visit

Bridport Arts Centre

Friday 26th April at 11am

Tickets: Adult £6 | Cons & U25’s £5

Purchase tickets  for all morning and afternoon films and get them for £32. That’s a 50% discount.

Tickets available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre, Bridport Town Hall, South Street DT6 3LF. Tel: 01308 424901 or



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