Cat People 1942 M
6.00PM Wed 8 May 2019 (1hr 13mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
Cat People will screen from an imported 35mm print.
‘The Val Lewton–Jacques Tourneur technique relies on implication rather than explication; in a universe of shadows and off-screen shrieks lurks the poetic soul of horror. Irena (Simone Simon), a Serbian immigrant in New York, fears that she has inherited a curse that will turn her into a man-eating cat, should she become sexually aroused. This preposterous supposition is made entirely palatable in small doses of believability and by Irena’s utter earnestness and vulnerability — a lyrical interpretation of female sexuality.’ Pacific Film Archive
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 73 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: JACQUES TOURNEUR / PRODUCER: VAL LEWTON / SCRIPT: DEWITT BODEEN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: NICHOLAS MUSURACA / EDITOR: MARK ROBSON / ART DIRECTOR: ALBERT D’AGOSTINO, WALTER E. KELLER / MUSIC: ROY WEBB / COSTUME DESIGNER: RENIE / CAST: SIMONE SIMON, TOM CONWAY, JANE RANDOLPH, JACK HOLT / PRINT SOURCE: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON / RIGHTS: POTENTIAL FILMS / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM