Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 155: Thu Jun 5

Letter From an Unknown Woman (Ophuls, 1948):
Arthouse Cinema, 159 Tottenham Lane, N8 9BT, 6pm

This screening will be introduced by novelist Linda Grant and Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw.

Chicago Reader review:
One of my all-time favorites (1948), a breathtaking, bitter, exquisitely orchestrated exploration of love and selfishness by Max Ophuls. Joan Fontaine has never been better or lovelier, as she masterfully incarnates the young girl whose lifelong infatuation with a gifted, callow concert pianist (Louis Jourdan) leads to great sorrow. A graceful and ironic film that never once falls captive to its own cliches.
Don Druker

Here and above is an excerpt.

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