Hitchcock's first American film (and his only Best Picture winner), ‘Rebecca’ (written by Daphne Du Maurier) is a masterpiece of haunting atmosphere, Gothic thrills, and gripping suspense.
The second Mrs. de Winter (Joan Fontaine) is a shy and naive young woman, besotted with charming Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier). They meet and fall in love on the Riviera, and after a speedy marriage, return to Maxim's vast English estate. His wife is introduced to an army of servants who immediately, if subtly, display hostility towards her, as they all adored Rebecca, Max's first wife. The second wife grows more fearful, until she eventually learns the secret of what really happened to Rebecca.
USA 1940 Alfred Hitchcock 130m
Screening in conjunction with the Daphne Du Maurier Studio Talk on Fri 24 Jan, and Chichester Festival Theatre’s ‘My Cousin Rachel’ (also written by Du Maurier), for which we are offering a backstage tour of the set at 11:30 preceding the screening of ‘Rebecca’ on Sat Feb 1.
You can book the Daphne de Maurier Studio Talk here.
Tickets £9 ('Rebecca' Only)
or £6.50 (Du Maurier Studio Talk)
or £11 (CFT Tour + 'Rebecca')
or £15 (Du Maurier Talk + 'Rebecca' + CFT Tour)