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The Shining
The Shining (2017)
Genres: Drama, horror
Distributor: Finnkino Event Cinema
Release Date: 1.11.2017
Length: 2h 06 min
Rating: 16

FINNKINO CLASSIC OF THE MONTH; on Wednesday 1.11.2017!

All work and no play makes Oscar-winning actor Jack Nicholson - the caretaker of an isolated resort - go way off the deep end, terrorising his young son and wife (Shelley Duvall).

Nicholson plays Jack Torrance, who's come to the elegant, isolated Overlook Hotel as off-season caretaker. Torrance has never been there before - or has he? The answer lies in a ghostly time warp of madness and murder.

Master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick's visually haunting chiller, based on the bestseller by master-of-suspense Stephen King, is an undeniable contemporary classic. Newsweek called The Shining "the first epic horror film”, full of indelible images, and a signature role for Nicholson whose character was recently selected by AFI as one of their 50 Greatest Villains.

Language: English / no subtitles

Preceded by WORK AND PLAY: A SHORT FILM ABOUT THE SHINING (2017; 7 min)

Accompanying the film on its release to cinemas is Work and Play: a short film about The Shining (2017), directed by Matt Wells for Park Circus. This short documentary brings together new personal reflections from Kubrick’s collaborators and unseen materials from his personal archives to shed light on this unique cinematic achievement. Featured in the documentary are: Lisa and Louise Burns (who played The Grady Twins), Garrett Brown (inventor and operator of the Steadicam on The Shining), Diane Johnson (author and co-screenwriter on The Shining), Katharina Kubrick (Stanley Kubrick’s daughter) and Jan Harlan (Kubrick’s producing partner and brother in law).

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