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Thu, Nov 28
Peter Hall, 1973
U.K./USA | Format: 35mm | 114 minutes
Cyril Cusack, Ian Holm, Michael Jayston, Vivien Merchant, Terence Rigby and Paul Rogers repeat their brilliant performances from the original 1965 production of Pinter’s masterpiece, brought to the screen for the American Film Theater series in the 70s and perfectly staged by the great Sir Peter Hall. Jayston is the son returning home with his wife (Merchant). They find the family nest buzzing with anger and ill feelings, a small colony of people—father (Rogers), Uncle (Cusack) and brothers (Holm and Rigby)—who can never get away from the terrible, cozy comforts of family. A towering achievement in the theater, and a great film.