The Cinema Museum, London

Screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s I Confess (1953) on 35mm

Thu 7 Sep 2023 @ 19:30 · Events

I ConfessThe Cinema Museum is pleased to present a 35mm screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s I Confess (1953), in association with Alfred Hitchcock and I Confess 70 Years On – An International Symposium.

Montgomery Clift plays Father Logan, a devout Catholic priest working in a parish in Quebec City. His caretaker confesses to him that he killed their neighbour, knowing that the priest will not be able to tell anyone else what he knows, due to the inviolable nature of the confessional. Logan’s moral dilemma increases as he becomes a suspect in the murder investigation and a past friendship with a local politician’s wife muddies the waters further.

Much admired by many of the French New Wave, I Confess has been called “the most Catholic film of Hitchcock’s films”, but the man himself worried that many of his audience would not understand the priest’s dilemma. As he said to Francois Truffaut: “We Catholics know that a priest cannot disclose the secret of the confessional, but the Protestants, the atheists, and the agnostics all say, ‘Ridiculous! No man would remain silent and sacrifice his life for such a thing.'”

Doors open at 18.30, for a 19.30 start.

Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.


Tickets £8.

Advance tickets may be purchased from Ticketlab, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours.
I Confess