Don't Look Now
On a cold, bright day in England, a little girl drowns in a pond. She is the daughter of John Baxter and his wife Laura. Still numb with grief, Laura accompanies John to Venice where he is restoring a church, in the hope that the holiday will help her to recover from the shock of her daughter's death.
In Venice, the Baxters meet two old sisters who claim mediumistic connection with the dead girl. The husband scorns the idea, but repeatedly sees a little red-coated figure in shadowy passages by the canals. Then he confronts it.
- “A devastating portrait of grief, a master class in disjunctive editing and a haunting disquisition on the use of the color red.” – Los Angeles Times
- “Like some manic slasher on the loose, Nic Roeg cuts compulsively, severing the natural arteries between cause and effect to expose a more irrational kind of narrative continuum…a true classic, worth looking at not just now but long into the future.” – Little White Lies
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