Robert Altman

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.

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Gosford ParkGosford Park

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.

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Kansas CityKansas City

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.

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That Cold Day in the ParkThat Cold Day in the Park

Drama1969106 minsDirector: Robert Altman

Sandy Dennis excels in this unsettling psychological thriller, the first truly personal film from American master filmmaker Robert Altman.

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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.