is a 1972 British-American psychological horror
film written and directed by Robert Altman
and starring Susannah York
and René Auberjonois
. The picture follows an unstable children's author
who finds herself engulfed in apparitions and hallucinations while staying at her remote vacation home.
Conceived by Altman in the mid-1960s, Images
was secured financing in 1971 by Hemdale Film Group Ltd.
, and shot on location in County Wicklow
in the fall of that year. The script, which had been sparsely composed by Altman, was collaborateively altered throughout the shoot with input from the actors. Images
premiered at the 25th Cannes Film Festival
, where York won the award for Best Actress, after which it was released theatrically in the United States by Columbia Pictures
on December 18, 1972. Its theatrical run in the United States was short-lived, and the film received little promotion from Hemdale in the United Kingdom. Read more...