Seven Deadly Sins

Is there a better catalyst for good storytelling than sin? In this centerpiece of the Step into the Dark season, we explore ideas of excess, disturbance and derangement, and how these lead to the crossing of accepted boundaries and the notion of sin.

We invite famous names such as Sam Taylor-Johnson, Vivienne Westwood, Kazou IshiguroMike Leigh and Michael Nyman to select their favourite films based on a sin and take us on a journey through unsettling storylines, Dantesque imagery and strong, charismatic characters.

These celebrated figures will join us in conversation after the film to discuss their sinful choices.


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