Monday, 25 July 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 237: Thu Aug 25

Victor/Victoria (Edwards, 1982): Regent Street Cinema, 8pm

This rare screening of Blake Edwards' great film is a 35mm presentation.

Chicago Reader review:
Blake Edwards's 1982 sex comedy has the most beautiful range of tones of any American film of its period: it is a work of dry wit, high slapstick, black despair, romantic warmth, and penetrating intelligence. A tale of transvestism in the Paris of the 1930s is used as a study of socially fixed identities turned gloriously fluid, which Edwards sees as the only way of surviving in a churning, chaotic world. It is a direct thematic and stylistic sequel to 10, with the shallow, telescoped images of the earlier film giving way to deep-focus compositions and a corresponding shift in interest from beautiful surfaces to soulful interiors. Very personal and very entertaining, with Julie Andrews, James Garner, and a brilliant Robert Preston.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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