UK | Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr
Plucky Englishwoman Joan Webster travels to the remote islands of the Scottish Hebrides in order to marry a wealthy industrialist. Trapped by inclement weather on the Isle of Mull and unable to continue to her destination, Joan finds herself charmed by the straightforward, no-nonsense islanders around her, and becomes increasingly attracted to naval officer Torquil MacNeil, who holds a secret that may change her life forever. A delightful comedy blending Scottish folklore, satire on women’s place in capitalism all with the lightest of touch, this is an enchantingly romantic tale.
Screening as part of Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell + Pressburger, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. bfi.org.uk/powell-and-pressburger.
Welsh Legend: Roger Livesey
Powell and Pressburger set up The Archers studio with the aim to have the greatest talent in the land and a key part of the acting troupe was Barry-born Roger Livesey. The Livesey acting dynasty are ripe for rediscovery by Wales and we are excited to present to you two of his greatest films – the anti-war epic The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp and the romantic comedy I Know Where I’m Going, with an illustrated talk by film historian Mark Fuller using items from the BFI archive.