Wednesday, 29 April 2009

David Lean Retrospective at the Cinematheque

Starting yesterday and continuing until May 17th is a 13 film program of David Lean films at the cinematheque. This includes most of Lean's directorial output, the only missing films being his first, In Which We Serve (1942, co-director with Noel Coward), 1952's The Sound Barrier, and 1954's Hobson's Choice. Given the epic nature of Lean's cinema, this is a fine opportunity to see many of these films in the theatre. I'm looking forward to trying to see The Bridge on the River Kwai (1958), one of those "great" movies that I still haven't gotten around to.

2 comments:

adam-cutler said...

Thanks for the info - I caught Passage to India and enjoyed it greatly.

Marc Raymond said...

Glad you enjoyed the film, unfortunately I missed the retro, partly because it was roughly the same time as the Jeonju festival.