Sunday, 28 August 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 261: Sun Sep 18

Lust For Life (Minnelli, 1956): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 3.50pm

This screening is part of the Kirk Douglas season at BFI Southbank and is also being shown on September11th. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Vincente Minnelli's 1956 biography of Vincent van Gogh, adapted from the Irving Stone book. Basing his mise-en-scene on the colors of van Gogh's paintings, Minnelli anchors the film in a dazzlingly schizophrenic, first-person point of view. Kirk Douglas stars; his knotty, passionate self-destructiveness has seldom been put to better use.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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