Set in a foggy and unsettled London with a Jack the Ripper type serial killer on the loose, The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) was Alfred Hitchcock’s first major commercial and critical success. Based on a story by Marie Belloc Lowndes, the film is a masterpiece of atmospheric thriller filmmaking. It contains many of Hitchcock’s subsequent trademark themes, and also features his first recognisable film cameo.
This screening will be accompanied by a new live score from Minima (“one of the leading bands accompanying silent film in Europe” – Robert Rider, Head of Cinema, Barbican Centre, London).
A masterpiece of emotive, spine-tingling music… engaging and unique with a beat that raised the blood pressure