SCREENING AS PART OF THE BFI'S CINEMA UNBOUND: THE CINEMA OF POWELL & PRESSBURGER FILM SEASON
"Decades on, this brilliant satirical insight into the neurotic, pornographic element in the act of filming is more relevant than ever"- The Guardian â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜…
Michael Powellâ€™s very British Psycho, which remains a shocking exploration of voyeurism, sadism and murder, returns in a new premiere restoration.
Mark, a young porn photographer and obsessive amateur filmmaker, prowls Fitzrovia with his 16mm camera in search of women to film. By forcing us to share Markâ€™s murderous point of view, we become complicit in Powellâ€™s daring enterprise. No wonder Peeping Tom almost ended his career. 63 years on, his dark masterpiece remains audacious, provocative and one of the greatest and most unsettling films about filmmaking ever made.