The Shout 1978 M
6.00pm, Fri 13 Jan 2023 (86 mins)
Gallery of Modern Art & Cinema A
- Wheelchair Accessible
Young married couple Anthony and Rachel Fielding (John Hurt and Susannah York) lead a quiet life in rural Devon. Anthony, a composer and sound artist, experiments with minute noises into thunderous sonic roars, while Rachel manages their domestic affairs. When a mysterious and seemingly mystical interloper, Crossley (Alan Bates), insinuates himself into their lives, the pair find themselves increasingly at the mercy of his bizarre and malevolent behaviour – including his claim that he can summon from deep within his body a shout of life-shattering desolation that kills all who hear it.
Winner of the Grand Prix at the 1978 Cannes Film Festival, Polish auteur Jerzy Skolimowski’s The Shout is an ethereal, brooding thriller anchored by painterly cinematic compositions, disquieting audio design, and powerful performances by its ensemble cast.
The Shout will screen from an imported 35mm print.
M | Sexual references, Adult themes
- Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
- Script: Jerzy Skolimowski, Michael Austin
- Based on: the short story by Robert Graves
- Cinematographer: Mike Molloy
- Editor: Barrie Vince
- Print Source: Park Circus
- Rights: Park Circus
- Shooting Format: 35mm
- Screening Format: 35mm
- Year: 1978
- Runtime: 86 minutes
- Country: United Kingdom
- Language: English
- Colour: Colour