Sunday, 17 April 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 121: Sat Apr 30

Deep End (Skolimowski, 1970): Close-Up Cinema, 8pm

This film is part of the Masters of Polish Cinema season at Close-Up Cinema. Details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Jerzy Skolimowski's first English-language film (1970), made just after his departure from Poland—which may help account for the film's unusually strong sense of displacement, unfamiliarity, and isolation. These are feelings shared by the film's protagonist, a British teenager (John Moulder-Brown) whose job as an attendant at a public bath brings him his first experiences with sexuality and mortality. It's one of the most authentic films about adolescence that I know, yet through mise-en-scene Skolimowski effortlessly expands detailed, specific situations into haunting universal images, much as he did in his later masterpiece Moonlighting. With Jane Asher and Diana Dors.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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