Schalcken the Painter

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Schalcken the Painter

Date and time

Saturday 4 January, 2.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

(Leslie Megahey, 1979) colour, 70 mins, cert 15

 

Followed by Leslie Megahey and John Hooper in conversation with Betsy Wieseman, the National Gallery’s Curator of Dutch Paintings.

Tickets

£6/£4 concessions

Online sales for this event are closed. Tickets will be available for sale outside the Sainsbury Wing Theatre before the event (cash only).

Based on a short story by Sheridan Le Fanu, Schalcken the Painter was originally shown in the Omnibus strand on BBC2 during Christmas 1979. The story follows the young 17th-century Flemish painter Godfried Schalcken, who forsakes love for ambition, but discovers that there is still a terrible price to pay for his choice.

The screening is followed by the film’s director Leslie Megahey and cinematographer John Hooper in conversation with Betsy Wieseman, the National Gallery’s Curator of Dutch Paintings.

This film is part of the BFI’s Gothic season. This spellbinding nationwide season lifts the lid on this dark storehouse of the imagination, which found its heart in Britain, and came to life on film.

Image above: Schalcken the Painter © BBC

Part of the BFI Gothic season.
For more information, visit bfi.org.uk/gothic [External link]

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