• Courtesy of Park Circus/ITV Studios International Distribution

  • Courtesy of Park Circus/ITV Studios International Distribution


Betrothal -- Scotland -- Drama, Scotland -- Social life and customs -- Drama, Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Scotland -- Drama

I Know Where I’m Going!

Digital Restoration


Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Pamela Brown, Finlay Currie,

Powell and Pressburger’s most romantic, lyrical film sets a love affair and an emotional awakening against the vast beauty of Scotland’s Hebrides Islands. A young British woman en route to marry her wealthy boss becomes stranded by a storm and finds herself falling under the spell of the landscape and an attentive young Scotsman. Shot on location, filled with mysticism and sensuality, the film stands as “one of the finest of all screen romances” (Elliot Stein, Village Voice). “I reached the point of thinking there were no more masterpieces to discover, until I saw I Know Where I’m Going!” (Martin Scorsese).

Jason Sanders
  • Emeric Pressburger
  • Michael Powell
  • Erwin Hillier
Print Info
  • B&W
  • DCP
  • 90 mins
  • Park Circus
Additional Info
  • Restored by the BFI National Archive and The Film Foundation in association with ITV. Restoration funding provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation. Additional support provided by Matt Spick.

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Matters of life and death : the films of Michael Powell (program note), Cinematheque Ontario/a division of Toronto International Film Festival Group, James Quandt, 2002

Legendary filmmaker Michael Powell in person! (flyer), California State University, Sonoma, 1997

A production of the Archers: the films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (program note), Film Forum (New York), 1995

I know where I'm going (review), Village Voice, Tom Allen, 1986

I know where I am going (program note), Toronto Film Society, 1984

Preview Dec. 31 - Feb.26 (program note), American Film Institute, 1981

Michael Powell (article), Films In Review, William K. Everson, 1980

Michael Powell and Powell & Pressburger: I know where I'm going (program note), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, William K. Everson, 1980

I know where I'm going (program note), New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.), William K. Everson, 1978

I know where I'm going (review), Variety, Stal., 1947

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