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Blood Simple

Director: Joel Coen


Joel and Ethan Coen’s thrilling debut feature – a stylish, imaginative and hard-boiled neo noir – marked their arrival as important and distinctive new cinematic voices on its release three decades ago. Now it's back, in a luminous new restoration, approved by the Coens and the film’s cinematographer, Barry Sonnenfeld.

Immediately pulpy and cultish in feel, Blood Simple possesses all the characteristics that propelled the Coens to later success – razor sharp dialogue; a predilection for lethal and futile violence; ironic, fatalistic humour; and an inventive focus on the tragicomic lives of idiosyncratic misfits.

Pre-book full price tickets to see three different films and receive a discount on your tickets, meaning you can see three films for just £19.50 instead of £24.



Distributor: ICO

Book Tickets
Tue 21 Nov

Running time:
1hr 40mins

£8 (£6 Concessions) Student/ ARC YP: £4