Bucheon City 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Wicker Man: Final Cut

Robin HARDY|UK|1973|93min |Asian Premiere |18+

Code Time Theater Rate GV
1106 7/9  13:30 - 15:03 Korea Manhwa Museum 18
1106 7/9  13:30 - 15:03Korea Manhwa Museum
18

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Program Note

When a young girl mysteriously disappears, Police Sergeant Howie travels to a remote Scottish island to investigate. But this pastoral community, led by the strange Lord Sum-merisle, is not what it seems, as the devoutly religious detective soon uncovers a secret society of wanton lust and pagan blasphemy.

Program Note

Detective Howie is sent to a remote Scottish island to investigate the case of a missing girl. He slowly discovers a secret community led by Lord “Summerisle” may be behind the girl’s disappearance. Howie begins to encounter the village’s pagan beliefs, though he himself is devoutly religious. As he seeks further assistance from police headquarters, Howie discovers the truth behind the missing girl, and the resulting outcome he could never have imagined. Heralded as the most original, haunting British horror film ever, The Wicker Man was director Robin Hardy’s brilliant entry into the “Unholy Trinity” that initiated the “folk horror” genre. Leading film auteurs, including Robert Eggers, Ben Whitley, Ari Aster, and more, have paid tribute to this brilliant masterpiece, featuring the first non-monster leading role for Christopher Lee. BIFAN is proud to present the first-ever 4K restoration of the film’s final cut version on the big screen for the first time in Asia. (Jongsuk Thomas NAM)

Director

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Robin HARDY

Born in 1923. Robin Hardy was a British Film Director. The Wicker Man (1973) was his first film and remains his best-known work. He is also the director of The Fantasist (1986), Forbidden Sun (1988), and The Wicker Tree (2011). Robin Hardy passed away in 2016. 

Credit

Producer Peter SNELL
Screenplay Anthony SHAFFER
Cinematographer Harry WAXMAN
Editor Eric BOYD-PERKINS
Music Paul GIOVANNI
Cast Edward WOODWARD, Christopher LEE, Diane CILENTO