Deep End
(Relaxed Screening)

Germany/UK 1970, 91 mins
Director: Jerzy Skolimowski

+ intro and discussion

Set in London – but mostly filmed in West Germany – at the end of the 1960s, Deep End explores the space between fantasy and reality, as teenage swimming pool attendant Mike (Moulder-Brown) finds himself drawn to his more worldly-wise colleague Susan (Asher). Jerzy Skolimowski’s coming of age story has a strong sense of time and place and a shock ending.

The post screening discussion will be hosted by film and culture writer and Autism Through Cinema Podcast
co-host Lillian Crawford.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Presented by: Maran-Film, Kettledrum Productions
Produced by: Helmut Jedele
Written by: Jerzy Skolimowski, J. Gruza, B. Sulik
Director of Photography: Charly Steinberger
Edited by: Barrie Vince
Music by: Cat Stevens, The Can

Jane Asher (Susan)
John Moulder-Brown (Mike)
Karl-Michael Vogler (teacher)
Chris Sandford (fiancée)
Diana Dors (lady client)

Germany/UK 1970
91 mins

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9 Mar-27 Apr

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BFI Southbank has been awarded the National Autistic Society’s Autism Friendly Award.

The next relaxed screenings are:
+ intro and discussion
Monday 22 May 2023 18:25 NFT3

Sunday 11 June 2023 11:15 Blue Room

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Relaxed Screenings

Relaxed screenings are presented each month for
those in the neurodiverse community, their assistants and carers.

• Customers can select their seats when they arrive in the auditorium. You may sit with your family/friendship group or there are some single seats if you prefer.

• Please leave space between yourself and other groups and retain your selected seats for the duration of the performance if possible.

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• The programme will be introduced.

• Our house lights will remain on a low level throughout the screening, and the volume will be turned slightly down.

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• We understand you may make some noise.

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