Irish Film Institute -BETTE DAVIS: NOW, VOYAGER


Director: Irving Rapper

117 mins, USA, 1942, Digital

Charlotte (Davis) is a woman worn down after a lifetime of isolation at the mercy of her bitter and abusive mother. Under the care of a sympathetic psychiatrist (Claude Rains), she is wrested free from her mother’s clutches and sent on a cruise around the world, during which she meets Jerry (Paul Henreid).

Although he is married, he falls in love with the blossoming Charlotte, and she with him. However, difficult choices must be made when the cruise comes to an end in this extremely moving story of a woman coming to assert her independence.

The screening will be introduced by Diane Negra, Professor of Film Studies, and Screen Culture, UCD.

Screening as part of Fasten Your Seatbelts: The Films of Bette Davis.

Notes by Kevin Coyne

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Saturday 15th