The Old Curiosity Shop
Directed by Thomas Bentley
Sunday 26 February 2012
Auditorium, White Cube Bermondsey
'We are incredibly fond of the Old Curiosity Shop - it 's our second favourite film of all time'
Gilbert & George
Sergei Eisenstein argued that Charles Dickens was an essentially filmic writer, with his random cutting from scene to scene and juxtaposition of the darkly comic with the emotionally profound. Directed by Thomas Bentley and shot in 1934, this is the third version of Dicken's serialized novel The Old Curiosity Shop (1841) that Bentley had made and his only sound movie. Starring Hay Petrie as the villainous money lender Daniel Quilp and Elaine Benson as little Nell.