Thriller Season

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).

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