Friday, 21 February 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 69: Mon Mar 10

The Wind (Sjostrom, 1928): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6.10pm

This is part of the excellent Passport to Cinema season at BFI Southbank and this screening is introduced by Kevin Brownlow. It is already sold out but my advice would be to contact the box office as there are frequently returns on the day.

Chicago Reader review:
A silent masterpiece (1928) by Swedish pioneer Victor Sjostrom, made during a brief tenure at MGM. Lillian Gish is a Virginia farm girl, brought to Texas and forced to marry a brutish cowboy (Lars Hanson). Sjostrom finds a perfect image for Gish's frustration and discontent in the prairie wind of the title. His strange and effective style might be best described as pastoral expressionism.
Dave Kehr

Here is the trailer.

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