10:30am to 3pm, 18 November 2022, BFI Southbank

This in-person event will focus on the application of the auteur theory to Vertigo (1958), considered by critics and film historians as the ultimate Hitchcock film, conveying his personal vision at the peak of his artistic talents. Hitchcock’s status as a director rose just as the notion of the film ‘auteur’ was in its ascendancy. As a producer and director at Paramount, Hitchcock had more autonomy over his films than most directors working in the studio era. We will consider the development of the auteur theory and its relevance to Vertigo, and apply the theory through analysis of key sequences.

There will also be a screening of the film, offering a unique chance to see this masterpiece in the format for which it was created!

Booking information

  • £12.50 per student. Accompanying teachers / adults are charged £1 per 5 students – otherwise student rate applies.
  • To book call 020 7815 1329 and pay using a credit/debit card or download, print and return the booking form with cheque or card details.
  • Schools which have over 20% of students receiving free school meals should ask about a discount when booking.
  • Please book by 12pm the day before the event.
  • We cannot reserve seats, send invoices or accept BACS payments.
  • For any queries, please email schools@bfi.org.uk.