MAP Studio Cafe, London


The Lost Film Society: Letter from an Unknown Woman

  • Date: 4th April 2018
  • Time: 19:00
  • Location: The Lost Film Society:
  • Venue: Letter from an Unknown Woman

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4th – Letter from an Unknown Woman, 7pm – £3/4

Perhaps the finest American film from the famed European director Max Ophüls, the film stars Joan Fontaine as a young woman who falls in love with a concert pianist. Set in Vienna in 1900, the story is told in a complex flashback structure as the pianist, Stefan Brand (Louis Jourdan), comes upon a letter written to him by Lisa Berndl (Fontaine), a girl who has been in love with him for years. Stefan is in the process of fleeing Vienna on the eve of fighting a duel. As he prepares himself for the nocturnal journey, the letter arrives. It begins, “By the time you read this letter, I may be dead.” As Stefan sits back in his study to read…

Dir. Max Ophüls (as Max Opuls) / Date: 1948 / Dur: 1h 27min

Every fourth film is free with a loyalty card. Seating is limited. We strongly recommend arriving by 6.30pm Reservations can be made by emailing us on Facebook. Reservations are honoured upon receipt of a reply and will only be held 7.00pm on the day.

Admittance will not be allowed after the film has started.