Saturday, 29 August 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 253: Thu Sep 10

Juliet of the Spirits (Fellini, 1965): Gosh Comics, 1 Berwick St, W1F, 7.30pm


This is a Scalarama season screening presented by the Black Decagon Film Club. You can find all the details here on the club's Facebook page.

Time Out review:
What [Federico Fellini's previous film] did for its bourgeois film-director hero, Juliet of the Spirits does for his female opposite number, a repressed, paranoid, bourgeois housewife (played, of course, by Fellini's wife). That's to say it's a gaudy, hyperbolic pageant, in which a 'reality' composed of séances, film-star neighbours, tyrannous relatives, and a large helping of Catholic guilt is gradually invaded by 'flashbacks' and 'fantasies'. The overall charm just about carries the glibness of the psychological payoff, and the way that different veins of imagery interlock gives the film a cogency that later Fellini has woefully lacked.
Tony Rayns

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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