Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 27: Tue Jan 27

Die Marquise von O... (Rohmer, 1976): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 8.45pm

This film, part of the Eric Rohmer season, is also being shown on 29th January when the screening  will be introduced by Geoff Andrew. Here are the details.

Chicago Reader review:
Eric Rohmer's detailed, infinitely subtle 1976 retelling of a Heinrich von Kleist story about an Italian aristocrat who discovers, unaccountably, that she's pregnant. Rohmer deals with grand passions—love and hate, dignity and humility, forgiveness and contrition—but in an understated way that makes the emotion seem that much more true. The film's slow, stately pace and the quiet way in which it makes its points give it the aura of a neoclassical dream, a fading vision of the virtue of gentility.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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