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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (18)

Tarantino’s stylish and gleeful homage to 1970s genre movies: a fever dream of his trademark ultraviolence and eclectic musical moments.

Uma Thurman stars as The Bride, swearing revenge on the highly skilled members of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad lead by Bill (David Carradine).

The auteur-director’s fourth film presents a classic revenge tale blended with icons of ‘grindhouse’ cinema including martial arts films, spaghetti westerns, blaxploitation, and samurai cinema.


Known for her long-time collaboration with director Quentin Tarantino, Sally Menke edited all his films until her death in 2010. Nominated for Best Film Oscars for Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds, her style helped amplify Tarantino’s use of fast-paced dialogue.

This film is part of our Women in Widescreen: Mother Cutter celebration, recognising the work of legendary women editors.


This screening will be introduced by Alice Miller, Programmer at Leeds International Film Festival.