1967, Joseph Losey, UK, 105 min. With Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker.
- Sun, Sep 4th 5:30pm
- Thu, Sep 8th 6:00pm
"One of the great modern films." — Richard T. Jameson, Parallax View
"A counter-culture classic...ACCIDENT does for the midlife crisis what THE GRADUATE did for coming of age." — Calum Marsh, Village Voice
ACCIDENT is the second and most artistically adventurous of three memorable films teaming director Losey and screenwriter Harold Pinter, the others being THE SERVANT (1963) and THE GO-BETWEEN (1971). It begins with an offscreen car crash and then pieces together the events and emotional undercurrents that led up to the catastrophe, centering on an envious Oxford don (Bogarde), his placid wife (Vivien Merchant), his more virile and successful colleague (Baker), the glamorous new student (Jacqueline Sassard) he quietly lusts after, and her upper-crust fiancé (Michael York). As usual with Pinter, what's unspoken is as important as what's said, and his script is well served by Losey's precise, elliptical style and Bogarde's supremely subtle performance. 2K DCP digital restoration from Rialto Pictures. (MR)
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