Village of the Damned
Cabaret Cinema: Sci Fi Cine Club Kolkata
Friday, November 9, 2018
9:30 PM–10:50 PM
1960, Wolf Rilla, UK, 77 min.
At one and the same time, a child is born to every woman in the isolated English village of Midwich. These children grow with unnatural speed into beautiful, blond-haired youngsters with fiery, hypnotic eyes, a telepathic bond with one another, and no love or conscience for others. Can any force on earth stop their supernatural fury?
“As a quietly civilized exercise in the fear and power of the unknown, this picture is one of the trimmest, most original and serenely unnerving little chillers in a long time.”
—Howard Thompson, New York Times
About Cabaret Cinema: Sci Fi Cine Club Kolkata
Director Satyajit Ray’s Sci-fi Cine Club in 1960’s Kolkata popularized the genre in Bengal and contributed to his legacy as one of the great directors of the 20th century. Representing a selection of the films as once curated by Ray, this Cabaret Cinema series brings back to the screen early sci-fi movies that sparked the imagination of writers, directors, and enthusiasts in the region and around the world—including A Lost Future artist Matti Braun.
Free for Members