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Nicolas Roeg’s Bad Timing -anniversary screening this Friday

Fillum is honoured to screen  “Bad Timing” by Nicolas Roeg (1980) to coincide with the anniversary of Roeg’s death and 40 yrs since the film was made.The screening takes place this Friday at 7.30pm in the Generator Hostel in Smithfield and will be followed by a discussion panel with film critic Peter Larkin and producer Colin McKeown

Tickets available here


A psychiatrist, living in Vienna, enters a torrid relationship with a married woman. When she ends up in the hospital from an overdose, an inspector becomes set on discovering the demise of their affair. Starring Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell, Harvey Kietel and Denholm Elliot

Roeg’s fifth feature film (following up Performance, Walkabout, Dont Look Now and The Man Who Fell to Earth) Bad Timing is a disturbing tale of sexual obsession so controversial that upon its release its own distributors Rank called it “a sick film made by sick people for sick people”.

After a brief release it was buried for twenty years but has since garnered critical acclaim and is one of the most innovative, strange and beautiful mergings of sound and image which led him to influence modern British filmmakers like Christopher Nolan, Danny Boyle and Lynne Ramsay. Nicolas Roeg was ahead of his time with his signature fragmented editing style termed Roegian.

Love has never been more dangerous in this intense drama.

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Mark Cousins
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