Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

  • Dir: Fritz Lang

  • USA, 1956, 80minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer

To make the case against capital punishment, a newspaper publisher conspires with a novelist (Dana Andrews) to falsely implicate the latter as a murder suspect. Their plans for an exposé, however, go fatally awry. Passionately advocated by Jacques Rivette in a famous Cahiers review, Lang’s final American film – pared down to resemble a thought experiment – destabilizes the style and storytelling of classical Hollywood by foregrounding narrative construction and questioning the relationship between truth and representation. Essential viewing in our “post-truth” age of “fake news.”

21.4 (SUN): Film talk with Lau Yam


    In-theatre Screening

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    1. Screenings at ALL commercial cinemas : tickets are available at URBTIX till 5pm one day before respective screening, after which tickets will be available only at the box office of the respective venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

    2. Screenings at HK Arts Centre and M+ Cinema : tickets are available at URBTIX outlets until one hour before the screening, after which tickets are available at URBTIX website and mobile app. On-the-day tickets will also be available at the Self-service Ticketing Kiosk of the respective venue, subject to availability.

    3. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

    4. While it is the HKIFFS’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, the HKIFFS appreciates its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.