Alfred Hitchcock retrospective: Rebecca

Rebecca was Hitchcock's first American project, and his first film under contract with producer David O. Selznick. The screenplay by Robert E. Sherwood and Joan Harrison, and adaptation by Philip MacDonald and Michael Hogan, were based on the 1938 novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier.

It is a story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier. The young wife must come to grips with the terrible secret of her handsome, cold husband, Max De Winter (Laurence Olivier). She must also deal with the jealous, obsessed Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson), the housekeeper, who will not accept her as the mistress of the house.

The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1940 and it is the only film directed by Hitchcock to win that prestigious accolade. Rebecca won two Academy Awards, Best Picture and Best Cinematography, out of a total 11 nominations. Olivier, Fontaine and Anderson also were Oscar-nominated for their respective roles as were Hitchcock and the screenwriters.

Description for Alfred Hitchcock retrospective 24-30 October 2019


24/10 18.30 "The Lodger: A Story of the Londong Fog“, 1927 / 1.31
25/10 18.30 "Sabotage“, 1936 / 1.16
26/10 18.30 "Rebecca“, 1940 / 2.10
27/10 18.30 "Rope“, 1948 / 1.20
28/10 18.30 "Rear Window“, 1954 / 1.52
29/10 18.30 "North by Northwest“, 1959 / 2.16
30/10 18.30 "Marnie“, 1964 / 2.10

Curator Eva Näripea.

Tickets 6.50€. Buying 5 or more at the same time from cinema Sõprus, ticket price is 5€!

Previously featured films at Alfred Hitchcock retrospective 24-30 October 2019 series

Alfred Hitchcock retrospective: Sabotage


Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense


Alfred Hitchcock retrospective: The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

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