Friday, 26 July 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 224: Mon Aug 12

Negatives (Medak, 1968): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 6.30pm

Here's a curious one, introduced by the director Peter Medak.

The BFI introduction: Attempting to inject drama into their liaisons, jaded couple Theo and Vivien (Peter McEnery and Glenda Jackson, both superb) role play as Edwardian murderer Dr Crippen and his secretary lover. Using costumes from Theo’s antique shop to lend spice to their sex life, mutual resentment reigns. The aggressive Vivien dominates – until ice-cool German photographer Reingard (Diane Cilento) enters the scene. Peter Medak stylishly directs while cult musician Basil Kirchin uses his idiosyncratic talents to provide a memorable score.

Director Peter Medak will introduce this film and stay for a post-screening Q&A together with actor Peter McEnery.

You can get a flavour of the film here.


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