Detroit Film Theatre


Saturday, July 16, 2011 – Sunday, July 17, 2011

(England/1942—directed by Alberto Cavalcanti)

In the quaint British village of Bramley End, uneasiness takes hold as the residents begin to suspect the possibility of Nazi agents in their midst – a realization that soon leads to startlingly unexpected consequences for both invaders and villagers that are all the more shocking in such a tranquil, picture-perfect setting. This jaw-dropping 1942 adaptation of a Graham Greene story published in Collier’s was directed by the all-too-often-overlooked Alberto Cavalcanti (Dead of Night); while clearly intended as a cautionary propaganda film, suspense and terror are so brilliantly and atmospherically evoked that Went the Day Well? is by far the year’s most surprising and entertaining cinematic rediscovery, especially in this sparkling new 35mm restoration. With Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allen and Basil Sydney. (92 min.)

“A thriller, a black-comic nightmare and a surrealist masterpiece!” –The Guardian, UK
Saturday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m.