Blood Simple: Director's Cut (15)

Friday 27 October 2017 to Saturday 28 October 2017

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  • Director Joel Coen
  • Origin USA
  • Year 1984
  • Duration 96 minutes

The Coen brothers’ thrilling debut is back on the big screen in a new 4k restoration approved by The Coens and cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld (Men In Black). Immediately pulpy  and cultish in feel, Blood Simple possesses all the characteristics that propelled the Coens to later success – razor sharp dialogue; a predilection for lethal and futile violence; ironic, fatalistic humour; and an inventive focus on the tragicomic lives of idiosyncratic misfits. M. Emmett Walsh is sleazy Texas private eye Visser, hired by bar owner Marty (Dan Hedaya) to kill his unfaithful wife (Frances McDormand) and her lover (John Getz). Given a plan to work from, he decides to modify it without warning; and matters quickly spiral out of control.  

The screening on Friday 27th October at 8:30pm will be introduced by journalist and film critic Nigel Powlson. 

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Presented with the support of the Independent Cinema Office and BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.