Rear Window

Mystery, Thriller


112 Mins


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Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jefferies (James Stewart) breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbours. He begins to suspect that a man across the courtyard may have murdered his wife. Jeff enlists the help of his high society fashion-consultant girlfriend Lisa Freemont (Grace Kelly) and his visiting nurse Stella (Thelma Ritter) to investigate

Once a month, The Plaza will showcase the "Greatest Films of All Time" as defined by the results of the 2022 Sight and Sound critics poll held every decade since 1952.

In the third screening of the series, another Alfred Hitchcock classic comes to the The Plaza.

“Few filmmakers can tap into our dark and perverse sides as Alfred Hitchcock can. In Rear Window he opens the shutters of our voyeuristic tendencies as we follow a photographer, wheelchair-bound from an injury, who gets his kicks from peeping into other people’s apartments. Fantastic lensing and brilliant use of image-sizing in the POV shots come together in a witty, romantic and sexy edge-of-the seat thriller that sees the director at his very best.” Karan Bali

“This film is an everlasting masterclass in how to develop an emotional conflict within a murder investigation thriller. The main story is hidden in several supporting subplots; many viewers do not even recognise them and still they feel thrilled and engaged. The film is full of psychological finesse.” András Bálint Kovács

“The perfect movie: it works as a romantic drama, as a thriller and as a comedy. It’s Hitchcock at his finest.” Jorge Ignacio Castillo