Films from one of the most distinctive and audacious American directors.
Off the American filmmakers who found success in the 1970s, Robert Altman was the most distinctive and audacious. With a remarkable string of '70s features, Altman proved himself an influential innovator – experimenting with multitrack sound, overlapping dialogue, complex compositions and camera movements, large casts and freewheeling narratives – and a canny critic of American society and the myths that country perpetrated through movies. Throughout his career, he continued making fresh, intelligent, thought-provoking films, many of them genuinely great, all utterly his own.
- BFI Southbank season curator Geoff Andrew.
Crime2001138 minsDirector: Robert Altman
Robert Altman’s foray into the world of the British aristocracy of the early 1930s combines social comment, satirical comedy and a murder mystery to dazzling effect.
Crime1995115 minsDirector: Robert Altman
Robert Altman revisits the 1930s city of his childhood, vividly recreating its jazz clubs, speakeasies, political corruption and lively crime scene.
Drama1969106 minsDirector: Robert Altman
Sandy Dennis excels in this unsettling psychological thriller, the first truly personal film from American master filmmaker Robert Altman.
Drama1972101 minsDirector: Robert Altman
Robert Altman's psychological horror in which a pregnant children’s author (Susannah York) suddenly begins to experience paranoia, hallucinations and visions of a doppelgänger.