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Don't Look Now named best British film of all time

Don't Look Now

Story by Jack Foley

NICOLAS Roeg’s 1973 film Don’t Look Now, starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie, has been named the best British film of all time by film experts.

The star studded panel, which included new Bond director Sam Mendes, Wes Anderson and Made in Dagenham‘s Sally Hawkins, voted the gothic horror the top British movie ahead of The Third Man and Distant Voices, Still Lives, which came second and third respectively.

Don’t Look Now is often cited as one of the most influentual horror movies of all time and follows a grieving married couple as they move to Venice to get over the death of their young child.

The poll is published in Time Out magazine and features the top 100 British movies.

Rounding out the top 10 are Ken Loach’s Kes, The Red Shoes (which came fourth and fifth), A Matter of Life and Death, Performance, Kind Heart and Coronets, If and Trainspotting.

Commenting on coming first, Don’t Look Now director Roeg said “it’s all very exciting”.

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