Saturday, 3 May 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 149: Fri May 30

A Farewell to Arms (Borzage, 1932): BFI Southbank,2.30, 6.30 & 8.45pm


This film is on an extended run at BFI Southbank. Details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Surrealist film critic Ado Kyrou writes of this 1932 film that director Frank Borzage “changed the impersonal and distant tone of Hemingway's novel and imbued it with a passionate warmth.” That's an understatement—Borzage's passionate spirituality washes over this simple tale of a soldier (Gary Cooper) who deserts during World War I to be reunited with the woman he loves (Helen Hayes). As in all Borzage films, the triumph of love comes at a terrible physical cost, but the final sequences are among the most moving in all his work.
Don Druker

Here (and above) is an extract.

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