Sun 15 Dec - Thu 19 Dec 2019
Sun 15 Dec - Thu 19 Dec 2019

105 mins – United Kingdom 1949 – Dir: Carol Reed
Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten and Alida Valli

“I never knew the old Vienna before the war with its Strauss music, its glamour and easy charm…”

Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton), a naïve writer of pulp westerns, arrives in Vienna to meet his old friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles) but finds that Lime has apparently been killed in a suspicious accident. Martins, too curious for his own good, hears contradictory stories about the circumstances of Lime’s death and as witnesses disappear he finds himself chased by unknown assailants.

Complicating matters are the sardonic Major Calloway (Trevor Howard), head of the British forces, and Lime’s stage actress mistress, Anna Schmidt (Alida Valli). Will Martin’s curiosity lead him to discover things about his old friend that he’d rather not know?

Brilliantly scripted by Graham Greene and set to Anton Karas’ evocative zither score, this justly celebrated classic is further enhanced by Robert Krasker’s Academy Award winning cinematography and Orson Welles in possibly his most iconic screen role. Triskel Arts Centre is proud to bring The Third Man, now celebrating its 70th anniversary and voted the ‘greatest British film of all time’ by a British Film Institute poll, back to the big screen where it rightly belongs.

+SHORT FILM

Light / Sound (7 minutes, (directed by Vicky Langan, Maximilian Le Cain) chronicles a ghostly, sonic encounter between performer / sound artist Vicky Langan, out hunting for sound with her recording apparatus, and an ancient 35mm projector. Shot in December 2009, this was the first cinematic collaboration between experimental filmmaking duo Langan and Le Cain. This short film will support The Third Man.

Sun 15 Dec
1.45pm / 8.35pm
Mon 16 Dec
8.35pm
Tues 17 Dec
8.35pm
Wed 18 Dec
8.35pm
Thurs 19 Dec
8.35pm
One of British cinema's most enduring and atmospheric thrillers. A genuine and endlessly rewatchable classic
Film4
One of British cinema's most enduring and atmospheric thrillers. A genuine and endlessly rewatchable classic
Film4
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