Don't Look Now (1973)

A spare and devastating Daphne Du Maurier short story is given the typical Nicolas Roeg elephant treatment. Du Maurier’s plot and the superb Venice locations keep it above water for the most part, but after re-reading the book it’s hard to think of a less appropriate way of handling the material than the one Roeg opts for. 
For those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like, but for the rest of us there’s a brilliantly ironic ghost story here, trapped beneath a ton of obscurantism.
Also notable as the first film to feature an explicit sex scene between two people you’d give anything not to watch having sex with each other.