RESTORATION WORLD PREMIERE
WITH SPECIAL GUEST MICHAEL CAINE
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE VIENNALE: VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
"Sleuth" is such an intricately plotted mystery, full of twists and turns and tricks on both the audience and the characters, it would be unfair to reveal even the slightest details of the story beyond saying it concerns a cat-and-mouse confrontation between a snobbish upper-crust novelist and the working class owner of a hair salon who is having an affair with the writer’s wife. To say anything else would spoil it. But even those who have seen it before and know the outcome find it a grand entertainment, wonderfully played by two great actors. And even if you know the plot surprises, it can be fun to pick out the numerous in-jokes and cross-references put into it by director Joseph L. Mankiewicz and writer Anthony Shaffer, who adapted his own hit play to the big screen - Viennale
The Academy Film Archive preserved "Sleuth" as part of the recently announced Film-to-Film project, an initiative to create and acquire new archival film prints for conservation, research and exhibition. The Academy Film Archive has created prints of almost 400 titles since the initiative’s inception in 2011.
Academy Award nominee: Actor (Michael Caine), Actor (Laurence Olivier), Directing (Joseph L. Mankiewicz), Music (Original Dramatic Score, John Addison)