Monday, 25 March 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 101: Thu Apr 11

Leo The Last (Boorman, 1970): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 6.10pm
This film, part of the John Boorman season, also screens on March 28th and April 2nd. You can find out all the details here.

Chicago Reader review:
'Perhaps the most neglected of John Boorman's films, and certainly one of the strangest, this 1969 feature stars Marcello Mastroianni as a withdrawn Italian aristocrat who has a voyeuristic relationship with the residents of the black London ghetto where he lives, until he eventually emerges from his cocoon. Written by Boorman and William Stair, the film also features Billie Whitelaw and Calvin Lockhart. Steeped in the syntax of the swinging 60s even more than Boorman's previous Having a Wild Weekend and Point Blank, the film looks dated today, but interestingly and revealingly; and it shows a kind of originality and verve that has been Boorman's stock-in-trade from the beginning.'
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here is an extract.

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