Directed by Nicolas Roeg

Directed by Nicolas Roeg

9 Episodes

The thrillingly innovative films of Nicolas Roeg are dazzling, chronology-scrambling puzzles that explode the rules of cinema and challenge the viewer to watch in new ways. Distinguishing himself first as a cinematographer for directors such as François Truffaut and Roger Corman, Roeg made the leap to directing with the Mick Jagger–starring counterculture head-trip PERFORMANCE. It marked the beginning of a remarkable run of films that frequently courted controversy but have gone on to become cult classics, including the dreamlike Australian odyssey WALKABOUT, the mesmerizing horror masterpiece DON’T LOOK NOW, and the shockingly transgressive BAD TIMING. Among the most radical and uncompromising British films of the era, these visceral, provocative works opened narrative cinema up to a brave new world of stylistic and psychological complexity.

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Directed by Nicolas Roeg
  • Directed by Nicolas Roeg Teaser

    Episode 1

  • Roeg on Roeg

    Episode 2

  • Performance

    Episode 3

    Directed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg • 1970 • United Kingdom
    Starring Mick Jagger, James Fox

    With this hallucinatory chamber drama, Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell tapped into a powerful vein of counterculture paranoia and psychological violence. Mick Jagger and James Fox star as a dec...

  • Walkabout

    Episode 4

    Directed by Nicolas Roeg • 1971 • Australia

    A young sister (Jenny Agutter) and brother (Luc Roeg) are abandoned in the harsh Australian outback and must learn to cope in the natural world, without their usual comforts, in this hypnotic masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg. Along the way, they meet a ...

  • Don’t Look Now

    Episode 5

    Directed by Nicolas Roeg • 1973 • United Kingdom
    Starring Donald Sutherland, Julie Christie

    Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie mesmerize as a married couple on an extended trip to Venice following a family tragedy. While in that elegantly decaying city, they have a series of inexplicable, t...

  • The Man Who Fell to Earth

    Episode 6

    Directed by Nicolas Roeg • 1976 • United States
    Starring David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark

    THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH is a daring exploration of science fiction as an art form. The story of an alien on an elaborate rescue mission provides the launching pad for Nicolas Roeg’s visual tour de fo...

  • Bad Timing

    Episode 7

    Directed by Nicolas Roeg • 1980 • United Kingdom
    Starring Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell, Harvey Keitel

    Amid the decaying elegance of cold-war Vienna, psychoanalyst Dr. Alex Linden (Art Garfunkel) becomes mired in an erotically charged affair with the elusive Milena Flaherty (Theresa Russell)...

  • Insignificance

    Episode 8

    Directed by Nicolas Roeg • 1985 • United Kingdom

    Four unnamed people who look and sound a lot like Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Joseph McCarthy converge in one New York City hotel room in this compelling, visually inventive adaptation of Terry Johnson's play, from directo...

  • Track 29

    Episode 9

    Directed by Nicolas Roeg • 1988 • United Kingdom
    Starring Theresa Russell, Gary Oldman, Christopher Lloyd

    Linda (Theresa Russell), a childless woman in North Carolina, begins to fall in love with Martin (Gary Oldman), a young British man who may be the son she gave up for adoption when she w...