Thursday, 24 March 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 105: Thu Apr 14

The Shout (Skolimowski, 1978): Barbican Cinema, 6.30pm

Awarded the Special Jury Prize in Cannes, The Shout is the second feature produced in Great Britain by Jerzy Skolimowski, after Deep End. The Barbican are screening this movie as part of ther Kinoteka Film Festival at the cinema. Full details here. Tonight's presentation will feature an introduction and Q&A with producer Jeremy Thomas.

Chicago Reader review:
An airy allegory (from a Robert Graves story) held to earth by some scathing sexual passion. Alan Bates is the traveling madman who holds a composer (John Hurt) and his wife (Susannah York) in thrall. Sexuality triumphs over civilization through a series of small betrayals, each registered with appalling, pinpoint accuracy by Jerzy Skolimowski's camera. Though Skolimowski had backed off from his formal ambitions somewhat (he once seemed a real rival to Godard), this 1978 feature is shrewd, imaginative moviemaking, a trance thriller that beats Peter Weir on his own turf.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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