Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 53: Sat Feb 22

Nymphomaniac Vol I & II (Von Trier, 2013):
Rio Cinema 6pm & all London Picturehouse Cinemas, 6.15pm

A special preview of what will be one of the most controversial films of the year with an introduction and a special on-stage interview after the film via satellite with members of the cast.

Here is the Picturehouse Cinema introduction:
Lars Von Trier’s epic film revolves around the extensive sexual experiences of Joe (Gainsbourg) as she relates them to Seligman (SkarsgĂ„rd), who rescues her after a brutal beating. Joe’s candid tale is illustrated by flashbacks involving many of her conquests, including her very first (Shia LaBeouf) and a harsh sadist (Jamie Bell).

The first of the two volumes features the younger, experimental Joe, played by newcomer Martin; the second is more concerned with Joe’s quest to rediscover the pleasure of sex. But despite the many graphic sex scenes, the film is defiantly untitillating; instead it’s a visually and intellectually dazzling meditation on love, art, religion and desire.

Recalling the depth and richness of films such as BREAKING THE WAVES and even DANCER IN THE DARK, this is the work of a radical writer-director at the height of his powers.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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