About A Haunting in Venice (12A)
In post-World War II Venice, Poirot, now retired and living in his own exile, reluctantly attends a séance. But when one of the guests is murdered, it is up to the former detective to once again uncover the killer.
Sir Kenneth Branagh returns as director and star for his third Hercule Poirot film. The film is based on the lesser-known Poirot novel ‘Hallowe'en Party’ which was set in London. Transplanting the plot to Venice, Branagh is joined by an all-star cast including Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey, Jude Hill, Kelly Reilly and Michelle Yeoh.
Sir Kenneth Branagh worked with the technical department to cause surprises for the cast. The actors were not warned about lights going out suddenly, or gusts of wind and slamming doors on the sets in which they worked, causing genuine confused and startled reactions from the actors to appear in the film. Kelly Reilly confirmed that filming the séance scene was a terrifying experience saying in an interview, "It scared the bejesus out of me."