Katell Quillévéré's family-based drama follows Suzanne, a teenage mother who falls for a gangster
A year after co-writing Casablanca, Koch was assigned this propaganda movie. His career flourished, but when HUAC questioned the motives of this studio-made film he (not particularly left-wing) was the one blacklisted. The film is mainly of curiosity value now in its missionary zeal to unite the States and the Soviet Union against the dangers of fascism. Based on the memoirs of the progressive lawyer Joseph Davies (Huston), who urged its making, about his period as US ambassador to Moscow, it depicts real characters and events with almost documentary precision.
And Huston is outstanding in the pivotal role.
BIFA-nominated films including the Film4-backed 45 Years, The Lobster, Macbeth, Amy and Ex Machina will be available in cinemas nationwide from 23 November in a special public screenings event. The
Film4 has received a total of 41 nominations for the films it has backed at this year¿s British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), with the nomination lists for the Best British Film and Best Director a
A summary of the critics and film professionals who voted for the top 50 Horror films of the 21st Century
As voted for by a panel of horror experts and friends of Film4 & FrightFest