22 November 2017 / Annie Waite

Formative Films Series

Punk icon from the '70s, Jordan Mooney, explains the impact of Polanski's Repulsion on her.

Formative Films invites special guests to present a film that was influential to their lives and to share the reasons for their choice.

Jordan Mooney's pick for this new series is Roman Polanski's REPULSION, screening Saturday 9 December 2017 at 8pm. Mooney, noted for her work with Vivienne Westwood in the 1970s, icon of the London punk subculture, will introduce the film and take part in a Q&A.

"I think Repulsion stands the test of time because of the simplicity of its style. It has supreme intensity, suspense and cinematographic brilliance. I would hope that this film and others of its genre would encourage younger audiences to appreciate that true suspense is built slowly and with great detail. Very few words by today's standards are spoken in this film which enables the viewer to become immersed in its story. It allows you
to use your imagination," says Mooney.

"I first saw this film as a teenager at the Duke of York's cinema in Brighton and to this day it has continued to fascinate me. It never gives you the whole story and leaves you wondering about the unspoken."

"I would find it hard to pick a favourite scene, but I really like the powerful imagery of Carol nailing the front door shut with a shelf from the kitchen cupboard. Bloodstained candlestick in hand. She desperately needs the shut the outside world out of her own world of torment."

Book now to meet Jordan and see Polanski's slick suspense thriller, Saturday 9 December.