Screening with live accompaniment by celebrated organist Darius Battiwalla, Hitchcock’s classic silent film The Lodger is widely acknowledged as the moment when the undisputed master of suspense firmly established the key thematic and formal obsessions that he would pursue throughout his career. This haunting thriller sees a landlady and her husband take in a new lodger (a compelling Ivor Novello), who initially appears to be the perfect guest but whose mysterious behaviour soon leads the couple to suspect he may be the killer, known as the Avenger, who has recently begun terrorising local blonde women.

LIFF 2017 is presenting other great film events with live music this year including:

The Ballad of Shirley Collins with Trembling Bells

British Sea Power at Leeds Town Hall: Music for Polish Animation Classics

Such is Life with piano accompaniment by Jonathan Best

Tabu: A Story of the South Seas - a Ciné-Concert with Christine Ott on piano and Ondes martenot

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