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"Orson Welles's nightmarish, labyrinthine comedy of 1962 remains his creepiest and most disturbing work; it's also a lot more influential than most people admit." — Jonathan Rosenbaum
A heavyweight collaboration between Orson Welles and Franz Kafka; both known for their unique “Kafkaesque” and “Wellesian” styles. The result is everything you might expect and a lot you wouldn’t. Working in pristine black-and-white and with a decent budget, Welles delivers a searingly incisive version of Joseph K’s ludicrous battle with bureaucracy and a judicial system that never seems able to tell him why he is on trial. As the bewildered and disoriented K, Anthony Perkins gives one of the best performances of his career. Also with Jeanne Moreau and Orson Welles. Australian premiere of the new 4K restoration.
“The Trial plays closer to an actual nightmare than just about any film I’ve ever seen.” — Jeffrey M. Anderson
“Welles has created a visual tour-de-force that resembles no commercial films of the early sixties but rather the works of surrealists and experiment filmmakers.” — Danny Peary
The 3pm screening on Saturday 29 April will be introduced by TBC.
Germany, France, Italy
Anthony Perkins, Jeanne Moreau, Orson Welles
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