The Passenger tells the story of an Anglo-American journalist, David Locke (Jack Nicholson) who assumes the identity of a dead businessman while working on a documentary in Chad, unaware that he is impersonating an arms dealer with connections to the rebels in the current civil war.
Using the dead man’s diary as his guide, he embarks on a dangerous adventure, moving around Europe in a rented convertible with a girl he meets by chance (Maria Schneider). The film is an existential journey where Antonioni's mise-en-scène highlights the psychological dimension of both urban and natural landscapes.
Q&A screening: A panel discussion will follow the screening featuring:
Saturday 8 April 3.00pm, Curzon Bloomsbury.
This screening is held to coincide with Passengers, a site-specific exhibition series based at the Brunswick Centre that brings together artists that have an interest in the real and imaginative environments we construct and inhabit. A tour of the exhibition is also offered to interested guests after the screening and discussion. More info