Sun 12 Aug 2018

Dead Wives and Poor Darlings: Marriage and Murder in Writing by Women

Behind the Screen with Grey goose

Sun 12 Aug 2018
Doors 18.30, event 19.00-20.00
£10.00 / £8.00 concessions
Screening Room
South Wing

Celebrating its 80th anniversary, Daphne Du Maurier’s novel Rebecca remains one of the most treasured stories in modern fiction.

What is it that has kept generations of readers and viewers coming back to Manderley - to the haunting spectre of Rebecca, the chronically devoted Mrs Danvers and our nameless narrator, the second Mrs de Winter?  Join our panel of female industry leaders, led by broadcaster and Guardian journalist Bidisha, as we embark on what promises to be an impassioned and lively discussion exploring the stories we tell ourselves and a gothic tale of love and obsession so packed with perils and promises including film journalist and editor Sophie Monks Kaufman and other special guests.  


Guardian journalist, broadcaster and film-maker, Bidisha is a trustee of the Booker Prize Foundation and specialises in international human rights, social justice, gender and the arts.

Sophie Monks Kaufman is a film journalist published at Sight & Sound, NME, The Guardian and is a contributing editor at Little White Lies.

Plus other special guests (TBC). 

Head to the Great Arch Hall entrance for 18.30 to receive your complimentary dream-themed cocktail from the Grey Goose pop-up bar, accessed via Victoria Embankment. Talks start at 19.00 and last approximately one hour.

For the ultimate experience, you can purchase tickets to the main film screenings in addition to your Behind the Screen ticket (which gives access to Behind the Screen events only). In conjunction with a purchased ticket to Film4 Summer Screen, your Behind the Screen ticket gives you access to a reserved space in the courtyard where you can collect a second complimentary Grey Goose cocktail from the East Wing Bar.