Film Night Saturday 17th August 2019 at 8pm
The film this month is “The Conversation” (109 minutes)
The film for August (Saturday 17th) is Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Conversation”-duration 109 minutes, released in 1974.
It is a psychological, atmospheric thriller, starring Gene Hackman as a surveillance expert. He is listening in on a couple on behalf of a client and the film revolves around the interpretation of their conversations. The film is considered to have been well before its time in exploring the potential clash between privacy and what technology can reveal.
The film got 3 Academy award nominations, and won the Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival 1974. The film also features Harrison Ford in one of his early roles.