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Film Series : A Fine Romance

I Know Where I'm Going!

1945, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, UK, 91 min.
With Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey

Show Times

  • Sat, Feb 22nd 4:15pm
  • Mon, Feb 24th 6:00pm

"A superlative film, I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING! is as romantic as they come and twice as deep."—Glenn Erickson, DVD Savant

"I’m 100 percent head-over-heels in love, in the bag, in the tank and in a state of perpetual cinematic gratitude for I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING!...Those who haven’t encountered it yet are in for a treat."—Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

Betrothed to a wealthy industrialist old enough to be her father, Joan Webster (Hiller) knows where she’s going: off the coast of Scotland to the remote, picturesque Isle of Kiloran for her imminent wedding. Waylaid by inclement weather on the Isle of Mull, however, Joan finds ever more obstacles placed in her way, from a raging whirlpool of legend to the provincial charms of a British naval officer (Livesey) marooned alongside her. Handsomely shot in part on location, I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING! would take full advantage of its dewy Celtic atmosphere, transforming every potentially banal landscape into a moment of idyllic splendor. Powell and Pressburger's luminous spin on the romantic comedy would also prove to be one of the company’s most enduring and beloved films, fleshing out its central love story with tales of family curses, rogue eagles, Highland dancing, and other bits of characteristic local color. 35mm. (CW)

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