The central event of "Don't Look Now," a 1973 British thriller, occurs in its first few minutes, as a pair of children innocently play in the back yard, out of sight of their parents, who are working in the living room of their English countryside home.
Then this idyllic life comes crashing down: The father (Donald Sutherland) accidentally spills something on a photographic slide he's working on and then, seemingly without provocation, races out of the house. He runs to a small pond and finds his young daughter drowned.
The movie jumps to Venice, a few months later, where John Baxter (Sutherland) is working on restoring a dilapidated church and wife, Laura, (Julie Christie) is attempting to restore her state of mind in the aftermath of their child's death.
But their son, left behind in England at boarding school, and their dead child continue to control the couple's fate, especially after the Baxters meet a blind woman who claims to be able to see their dead daughter and says the girl is warning them to leave Venice.