Don't Look Now is a 1973 thriller directed by Nicolas Roeg. Starring Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland as a married couple whose lives become complicated after meeting two elderly sisters in Venice, one of whom claims to be clairvoyant and informs them that their recently deceased daughter is trying to contact them and warn of danger. Adapted from the short story by Daphne du Maurier the film observes many conventions of the thriller genre, the psychology of grief, and the effect the death of a child can have on a relationship. An innovative editing style, use of recurring motifs and themes, and flashbacks and flashforwards all in keeping with the depiction of precognition, but some scenes are intercut or merged to alter the viewer's perception of what’s really happening. Originally causing controversy on its intitial release due to an explicit and for the time very graphic sex scene between Christie and Sutherland, its reputation has grown considerably in the years since, and it is now acknowledged as a classic horror film.
Don't Look Now (1973)