Vertigo, voted the greatest movie of all time in the 2012 Sight and Sound magazine film poll, reaches its 60th anniversary this year. Appropriately, there's a "Presenting Alfred Hitchcock" season in the works for the summer season. Vertigo, and highlights from the rest of the "master of suspense's" career, will return to selected cinemas in London and worldwide.
After premiering at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Vertigo will screen in a new 4K restoration at the BFI, Southbank and at cinemas across the UK from 13 July.
For the uninitiated, Vertigo is a dreamlike, edgy thriller from Alfred Hitchcock. Set in San Francisco, the film creates a dizzying web of mistaken identity, passion and murder after an acrophobic detective (long-time Hitch collaborator James Stewart) rescues a mysterious blonde (Kim Novak) from the bay and must unravel the secrets of the past to find the key to his future.
Picturehouse Cinemas will also be showing a series of Hitchcock films under their Vintage Sundays strand, celebrating ‘The Genius of Alfred Hitchock’, including North by North West,Rear Window, Strangers on A Train, Rebecca and Psycho. Rebecca will also feature as a highlight of the Film Four Summer Screen at Somerset House this August.
Check the new Vertigo trailer below: