Wait Until Dark

  • Dir: Terence Young

  • USA, 1967, 108min, 35mm

  • Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

A suspense thriller in which Hepburn demonstrates her performance range by playing a blind woman terrorized by a trio of thugs searching for a heroin-stuffed doll in her apartment. So frail and delicate, she skillfully pulls us into her state of palpable desolation, attracting sympathy and anxiety that gives her solidity in the battle against Alan Arkin’s cool, ruthless cunningness. Plunging into darkness, veteran James Bond director Terence Young brings a celebrated climax that leaves audiences frightened if the lights will ever come on again.

1968 Academy Awards, Best Actress nomination

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till one hour prior to respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

3. While it is the HKIFF’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, HKIFF will appreciate its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.