Citizen Kane at the ICA
28 October 2011 - 3 November 2011
–Posted by Calum Sager on 27 October 2011
Frequently topping critic polls as the Best Film Of All Time, Citizen Kane needs little in the way of introduction. Yet for all its familiarity and the acres of column inches spent dissecting it, it still remains one of the greatest mysteries in modern cinema, forever divulging new secrets and hushed histories. It tells the tale in flashback of the rise of Charles Foster Kane from innocent go-getter into reclusive embittered media mogul. The film uses a powerful emotional chronology to portray Kane, set free from the constraints of traditional narrative, flashing back through the eyes of its many witnesses. This kaleidoscopic structure is perhaps one of the reasons the film’s dizzyingly complex and subtle portrait has managed to fascinate generation after generation.
Running from 28 October 2011 - 3 November 2011 at the ICA
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