Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
USA, 1958, 128minmins, DCP
Cast: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes
Considered to be Hitchcock’s most personal film, Vertigo is also his darkest. James Stewart is a San Francisco detective romantically obsessed with a beautiful and mysterious young woman – the wife of an old friend – whom he has been asked to follow. Her eventual suicide leaves him devastated and distraught, until he meets a shop girl who bears a striking resemblance to the dead woman. At the time of its release in 1958, Vertigo failed to reach the heights of popularity enjoyed by his other films but is now considered a masterpiece that defines the real meaning of suspense, deception and duplicity.
#1 in Sight & Sound‘s 2012 Greatest Films of All Time poll
- EMP Cinemas Times Square (Venue)
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- EMP Cinemas iSQUARE (Venue)
- M+ Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall
- Hong Kong Film Archive
- K11 Art House
- The Metroplex
- Festival Grand Cinema
- the sky
- MCL Telford Cinema
- Tai Kwun
- MOViE MOViE
- The Grand Cinema
- Broadway Hollywood
- Cine Moko
- CINE FAN ONLINE
- Chinese Subtitles
- Category III
- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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