Thrillers often speak to our deepest
fears, our paranoias and our inner-detectives. As we embrace the dark evenings
of the next few months, it seems a perfect time to explore thrillers from
around the world and those closer to home.
In times of unrest - particularly
in today’s age of fake news and mistrust of authority - thrillers seem the
perfect place to turn. Running scenarios of corruption, intrigue, betrayal and
often murder, a great thriller is the home of paranoia, keeping everyone
guessing and the eternal question ‘who can you trust?’. The question of trust
is integral to a great thriller, but when it extends beyond individuals to
doubting the reliability of entire institutions, the establishment, government
and even entire countries the tension and suspicion really amps up.
Transport has often proved a
major tool in the arsenal of thriller stories, and our season encompasses the
full range of high-tension transportation: planes, trains and of course
automobiles. These journeys bring together strangers, provide getaways, smuggle
people across borders and take them on white-knuckle rides.
Across Showroom’s programme from
October to December you will find many a thrilling delight: from Korean Noir to
European politics; from suspicious Hitchhikers to the banks of the river Nile. Including
over 20 films, lectures and special events, join us as we set our pulses racing
and adopt new aliases and disguises amidst a hot-bed of intrigue and suspicion.
Remember, tell no one… (tell everyone).