Mon 27 - Thu 30 Aug

The Trial

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FRA/ITA/DEU | 1962 | 114 mins | dir. Orson Welles, with Anthony Perkins, Jeanne Moreau, Romy Schneider | cert. PG in English

Based on Franz Kafka’s paranoid novel, The Trial depicts the spider-and-fly games of Josef K (Anthony Perkins) struggling against an inescapable fate when he is arrested for no reasonable cause and tried by a cold and dehumanised judicial system. One of Welles’s finest achievements, this imaginative adaptation captures the novel’s black humour and nightmarish atmosphere.

See also documentary The Eyes of Orson Welles

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