Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
USA, 1954, 109min, DCP
Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter
Hitchcock’s hugely influential classic is a delicious tribute to voyeurism and cinema and it remains one of his most famous films. James Stewart plays a war photographer confined to a wheelchair in his Manhattan apartment due to a leg broken while on the job. To relieve the boredom, he spends his days and nights casually spying on his neighbors with binoculars and a telephoto lens. This amiable Peeping Tom gleans all the routines and habits of the New Yorkers he sees from his window – and soon suspects one neighbor has murdered his wife. Grace Kelly is Stewart’s fashion-minded socialite fiance, and the great character actress Thelma Ritter plays his physical therapist and serves as the film’s moral compass.
1954 Venice Film Festival, In Competition
1954 National Board of Review, USA, Best Actress
Alfred Hitchcock – The American Years : Pure Cinema
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall (Venue)
- Hong Kong Film Archive (Venue)
- The Metroplex (Venue)
- Festival Grand Cinema (Venue)
- the sky (Venue)
- MCL Telford Cinema (Venue)
- Tai Kwun (Venue)
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- Chinese Subtitles
- Category III
- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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