Crooked House - theatrical release December 2017
Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key) directed the ensemble cast from a script written by Downton Abbey and Gosford Park writer Julian Fellowes, Tim Rose Price and Brenner. Joe Abrams at Brilliant Films, James Spring at Fred Films and Sally Wood produce.
Crooked House is one of the few of Christie’s books that hasn’t been adapted for the screen until now. The story follows private detective Charles Hayward who is invited to solve a gruesome crime where nobody is above suspicion, including Sophia, his client and former lover.
"Positively breathtaking sets" - Peter Debruge, Variety
“The sumptuous production design and cinematography are a feast for the eyes“ - Katie Walsh, LA Times
"The production design by Simon Bowles is a definite asset here." - David Noh, Film Journal
"Production designer Simon Bowles has fun with the opulent, character-defining interiors" - Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
"Superb production design by Simon Bowles" - Claudio Trionfare, Il Messaggero, Italy
"Simon Bowles set designs feature wonderful perspectives and bold colors, creating the four contrasting environments within the mansion as one unified body; the real character of the tale." - Lucca Marra, Darkside Cinema
"Impressive costumes and set design, which capture the period extremely well while bringing an air of menace and uncertainty to every corner of the screen." - Tomas Trussow, Film Inquiry
"Well placed vibrant colours and fine detailing" - Zehra Phelan, Hey U Guys
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Stills from the film and selected set photographs...