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Private Browsing presents

The Hunger (1983)

Dir: Tony Scott, 1983, 97 mins, Cert: 18

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Wed 22 February // 20:00

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This erotically charged vampire film has all the delights and horrors of 80s era excess in New York, including shoulder-pads, David Bowie, gothic nightclubs, flowing curtains, slow-motion doves and rapid aging. Susan Sarandon and Catherine Deneuve play star-crossed lovers whose fates become intertwined. Beautifully sublime sets, art directed by Clinton Cavers with Stephen Goldblatt’s cinematography, elevates the horror genre into a poetic artifice of decadence and decay. Commended for its queer themes at the height of the AIDS epidemic, while arguably constructed for a male gaze, The Hunger has found a place in many queer cult film go-ers' hearts.