The Lodger : A Story of the London Fog

UK 1927. Dir Alfred Hitchcock.

Introduced by Alice Rawsthorn, Design Critic of the International Herald Tribune.

With live musical accompaniment.

The Lodgerwas Hitchcock’s first critical and commercial success, and inspired several subsequent remakes. This Jack the Ripper-type story of a serial killer who, like Hitchcock himself, has a thing for blondes. Audaciously photographed, the film combines sinister scenes of London streets and interiors with equally urban and modern images of media hysteria and mannequin dressing-room thrills.

Don't miss another gem of British silent cinema "The Rat".

BFI Southbank NFT1 Tuesday 13 May 2008, 18:30