GFT welcome nationwide tour of Thrillers


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North by Northwest (Fri 10 – Sun 12 Nov)

This November/December, GFT is delighted to take part in the BFI’s national Thriller season, asking ‘who can you trust?’ with a nail-biting and suspense-filled season that promises to get your mind racing along with your pulse. Alongside classics from the genre, this season will feature a selection of titles from States of Danger & Deceit: European Political Thrillers in the 1970s.

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HOME Manchester has curated a season of European thrillers that expose the political tensions that reverberated across Europe in the 1970s. A decade when the social turmoil that marked the late 1960s gave way to a more strident politics that involved stark and sometimes violent contrasts between left and right. A decade that was scarred by the emergence of uncompromisingly radical groups such as the Red Army Faction and the Red Brigades. In response to this charged moment, a number of filmmakers across Europe turned to the format of the thriller. Stylish and enduringly popular with audiences, they saw it as the perfect vehicle through which to explore conspiracies, authoritarian regimes, and political violence.

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