I Know Where I'm Going! PG

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This film was last shown on 23 November 2023

Powell and Pressburger’s heady romantic masterpiece, I Know Where I’m Going!, returns to the big screen with a gorgeous new BFI restoration.

Headstrong Joan Webster (Wendy Hiller) sets off, wedding dress in tow, to marry a rich older man on his remote Hebridean island. Stranded on Mull thanks to the weather, Joan finds herself struggling to cope with the unplanned turn of events.

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger weave their course of true love through flashes of surrealism, a life-threatening whirlpool and an ancient curse, disarming and enchanting in equal measure. But this is a film where small moments count the most – the passing of a cigarette between two windows or a slip on a ladder – as they build by stealth into something overwhelming. By the end we are left breathless and desperate to book the next night train and ferry to Mull.

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Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
1 hour 33 minutes
Pamela Brown, Roger Livesey, Wendy Hiller


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