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Karel Reisz

Director, Actor

Saturday Night and Sunday MorningSaturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) Aro Favourite
Dir. Karel Reisz
Feat. Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts
Possibly the finest film of the British New Wave, Albert Finney burns up the screen as an ‘angry young man’ who grasps at weekend freedom from…
Morgan - A Suitable Case for TreatmentMorgan - A Suitable Case for Treatment (1966)
Dir. Karel Reisz
Feat. David Warner, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Stephens
David Warner as Morgan goes to eccentric extremes to try to win back his wife (Vanessa Redgrave) after she divorces him. Quaintly weird comic tale is…
IsadoraIsadora (1968)
Dir. Karel Reisz
Feat. Vanessa Redgrave, John Fraser, James Fox
Vanessa Redgrave is memorable as Isadora Duncan in this watchable biopic of the iconic free–style dancer's flamboyant youth and radical…
Gambler, TheGambler, The (1974) Recommended
Dir. Karel Reisz
Feat. James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton
A typically gritty 70s crime drama, adapted from a story by Dostoevsky, that boasts a fine performance by James Caan as a well–respected…
Who'll Stop The Rain?Who'll Stop The Rain? (Dog Soldiers) (1978) Recommended
Dir. Karel Reisz
Feat. Nick Nolte, Tuesday Weld, Michael Moriarty
Classic post–Vietnam War thriller has journalist Moriarty ditching his journalistic career for heroin–smuggling, recruiting wife Weld and…
French Lieutenant's Woman, TheFrench Lieutenant's Woman, The (1981)
Dir. Karel Reisz
Feat. Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons
Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons star in an elegant portrayal of secretive affairs and social strictures. Screenplay by Harold Pinter.
Everybody WinsEverybody Wins (1990)
Dir. Karel Reisz
Feat. Debra Winger, Nick Nolte, Will Patton
Arthur Miller's first screenplay since THE MISFITS tells the story of a private eye, hired for a murder enquiry by a strange woman who claims to know…
Beckett on FilmBeckett on Film (Waiting for Godot, et al.) (2001) Recommended
Dir. Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Neil Jordan, Kieron J Walsh
Feat. Julianne Moore, David Kelly, Jeremy Irons
An ambitious anthology of Samuel Beckett's nineteen stageplays, filmed here creatively by a roster of prestige actors and directors. Disc…

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