Ritz Cinemas

4K RESTORATION — Australian Premiere

My favourite film of all time” - Tilda Swinton

The whole atmosphere of the film is alive with the sounds of whining winds and the crashing of angry waves on the rocky coast, the ghosts of ancient, kilted clansmen standing silent watch over abandoned castles and the skirling of bagpipes.” - New York Times

Cinema Reborn proudly presents the Australian Premiere of the new 4K Ultra High-Definition restoration of Powell & Pressburger’s much-loved Scottish comedy romance.

During World War II, the headstrong and often insufferable 25-year-old Joan Webster (Wendy Hiller) journeys from Manchester to the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Hebrides to marry one of the wealthiest men in England. At Carsaig on Mull, Joan is marooned by a violent storm and is unable to make her wedding day on the neighbouring island of Kiloran. Joan finds herself falling in love with the locals, their culture and with the Laird of Kiloran, Torquil MacNeil (Roger Livesey). There are enormous eagles; even bigger hunting dogs; the dangerous Corryvreckan Whirlpool; phones boxes beside waterfalls that make calls impossible; a host of colourful, eccentric locals; and a song-and-dance Cèilidh for a 60th Wedding Celebration where Joan comes to understand something Torqil has been telling her: “They’re not poor. They just don’t have any money”. Myth, mystery, magic, mysticism, romance and the supernatural forces of land and sea are all to be found here.

Introduced by John McDonald at Ritz Cinemas and Adrian Danks at Lido Cinemas.

Uniquely romantic Powell and Pressburger masterpiece.” - Rick Burin  

"You will fall hopelessly in love with the scenery, the island, the sense of life there…think of it as a glorious destination wedding, where you may or may not approve of the marriage, but can thoroughly enjoy the party.” - The Paris Review 

It’s all quite beautiful, combining romance, comedy, suspense, and a sense of the supernatural to winning effect.” - Geoff Andrew 

A sublime and utterly distinctive comedy.” - The Guardian 






United Kingdom


English and Gaelic


Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Pamela Brown


Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

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