Nicolas Roeg on Eureka

Nicolas Roeg introduces Eureka (1983) at BFI Southbank as part of a month long season dedicated to his work. Based on the life of Sir Harry Oak, who was murdered due to his wealth, the film lay dormant for several years, which Roeg suggests was because its message that success and money do not breed happiness found itself concurrent with Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan's rise to power. He links Eureka's relevance to the present recession and reassures the audience that we shall overcome.



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