LRB Screen: Writer's Choice - Lisa Appignanesi and Neil Jordan on 'The Company of Wolves'

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Neil Jordan's astonishing and alarming 1984 film The Company of Wolves, based on an even more astonishing and alarming short story by Angela Carter, will be introduced by Lisa Appignanesi. Featuring performances by Stephen Rea, Angela Lansbury and David Warner, and a screenplay co-written by Carter herself, The Company of Wolves remains one of the most highly-rated British films of the last several decades.

Lisa Appignanesi, prize-winning writer, novelist, broadcaster and cultural commentator, will be introducing the film. Her most recent book Trials of Passion is published by Virago. Lisa will be joined by Neil Jordan, director and co-writer of The Company of Wolves, whose latest novel, The Drowned Detective, is published this February by Bloomsbury. The evening will be hosted by Gareth Evans, curator of film at the Whitechapel Gallery.

Read Gayle's countdown of her top five cinematic werewolves here.