Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 321: Fri Nov 16

Maitresse (Schroeder, 1976): BFI Southbank, 6.20pm
This film screens as part of the BFI's Uncut season and also screens on Nov 18 at 3.40pm. Details here.

Time Out review:
'Barbet Schroeder's classic of underground love sits well alongside the masochistic undertones of Last Tango in Paris. Ogier is the professional maƮtresse (or dominatrix) who conducts a straight romance with Depardieu at ground level, but has a dungeon below stairs where she entertains her compliant clients. The trick, of course, is that overground comes to mirror underground, but the whole thing is lent more than a little frisson from the knowledge that some of those clients were real. A wickedly funny fable on the more demanding side of love.'
Chris Peachment

Here is the trailer.

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