Early silent Hitchcock for film festival

ALFRED Hitchcock’s The Lodger, his third feature, a silent film made in 1927, is one of the highlights of this year’s From Page To Screen Film Festival at Bridport, from Wednesday 27th April to Sunday 1st May.

The festival, under curator Edith Bowman, is presenting a programme of more than 20 adaptations, historic and new, from silent classics to a pre-release screening of The Drover’s Wife, based on an Australian short story by Harry Lawson.

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, with a screenplay by Eliot Stannard, is based on The Lodger
by Marie Belloc Lowndes. It starred Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney, June Tripp, Malcolm Keen and Ivor Novello. It is being screened with a new live score by Mick Smith.

Other highlights include Wim Wenders’ 1980s masterpiece Paris Texas with its unforgettable score by Ry Cooder, a Q&A with chef Mark Hix after the screening of Boiling Point, City Of God, the original West Side Story, On The Waterfront, Pinocchio and, King Kong.

Pictured: A still from The Lodger.