I Know Where I'm Going!
The writing-directing team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger is best known for Technicolor wonders The Red Shoes and The Tales of Hoffman, but I Know Where I’m Going!, a far less famous black-and-white romantic fable, is as charming as anything in their oeuvre. Wendy Hiller plays a woman on the remote Scottish island of Port Erraig who’s traveling to marry a rich industrialist. Delayed from leaving by bad weather, she runs up against Celtic mysticism, Gothic castles, local eccentrics, and finally the unexpected man she’ll fall in love with. This laserdisc version — with bonuses including a color travelogue of the film’s locations today — beautifully reproduces Erwin Hillier’s painterly cinematography, especially a spectacular boat-in-a-whirlpool sequence that’s one of the more audacious sexual symbols in film history. A treat. A