The Pumpkin Eater


Film runs
Sun, Nov 24
Tue, Nov 26

The Pumpkin Eater
Jack Clayton, 1964
U.K. | 110 minutes

Anne Bancroft is a woman with six children who fastens herself to Peter Finch. As she is pregnant with baby number seven, she discovers that her new husband is unfaithful, and suffers a breakdown, made worse when lecherous James Mason tells her Finch is expecting a child with another woman. A magnificent film of hushed resignation and anguish, adapted by Pinter from Penelope Mortimer’s novel, beautifully acted by Bancroft, Finch and Mason and perfectly mounted by perennially underrated director Jack Clayton. Music by Georges Delerue.

Series: Harold Pinter: Comedies of Menace & Quiet Desperation

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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