Carol Reed’s iconic masterpiece The Third Man will celebrate its 70th anniversary with two special 4K screenings this Autumn.
The film stars Joseph Cotten (Citizen Kane) as Holly Martins, a naïve writer of pulp westerns, who arrives in a bombed-out, post-war Vienna to meet his childhood friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to find that Lime has apparently been killed in a suspicious accident.
Martins, too curious for his own good, hears contradictory stories about the circumstances of Lime’s death, and as witnesses begin to disappear he soon finds himself chased by unknown assailants. Complicating matters are the sardonic Major Calloway (Trevor Howard, Brief Encounter), head of the British forces, and Lime’s stage actress mistress, Anna Schmidt (Alida Valli).
Will Martin’s curiosity lead him to discover things about his old friend that he’d rather not know?
On 1st September 2019, 70 years to the day since the World Premiere, Studiocanal will celebrate the film with a special event at Picturehouse Central, London.
Film critic Danny Leigh will host a Q&A featuring one of the last remaining crew members, Angela Allen, as well as special guest and fan of the film, screenwriter Hossein Amini (The Wings of the Dove, The Two Faces of January), with more special guests still to be confirmed.
There will also be a live musical performance from Cornelia Mayer, a Viennese zither player who trained with Anton Karas (the composer and performer of the iconic original soundtrack).
The film will the return to cinemas across the UK on 29th September, for one day only, with screenings followed by the filmed Q&A from the 1st September anniversary event.
Tickets for the event can be purchased here.