Saturday, 3 December 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 345: Sun Dec 11

Fanny and Alexander (Bergman, 1982): Curzon Soho, 2.15pm

 
This 35mm screening, being shown from an original Artifical Eye print, is the first event in the new 'Enthusiasm' repertory season at Curzon Cinemas. Watch this space for more details.

Chicago Reader review:
Ingmar Bergman's 1983 feature, condensed from a much longer TV series, is less an autumnal summation of his career than an investigation of its earliest beginnings: through the figure of ten-year-old Alexander (Bertil Guve), Bergman traces the storytelling urge, developing from dreams and fairy tales into theater and (implicitly) movies. The film doesn't so much surmount Bergman's usual shortcomings—the crude contrasts, heavy symbolism, and preachy philosophizing—as find an effective context for them. Tied to a child's mind, the oversimplifications become the stuff of myth and legend. As in The Night of the Hunter, a realistic psychological drama is allowed to expand into fantasy; the result is one of Bergman's most haunting and suggestive films.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

To launch ENTHUSIASM, a new strand of bold and innovative repertory programming across the Curzon circuit, we are proud to present a special screening of Fanny and Alexander, the Oscar-winning culmination of a lifetime’s work by one of cinema’s greatest artists, Ingmar Bergman. - See more at: http://www.curzoncinemas.com/fannyandalexander#sthash.eFYliQAS.dpuf
To launch ENTHUSIASM, a new strand of bold and innovative repertory programming across the Curzon circuit, we are proud to present a special screening of Fanny and Alexander, the Oscar-winning culmination of a lifetime’s work by one of cinema’s greatest artists, Ingmar Bergman. - See more at: http://www.curzoncinemas.com/fannyandalexander#sthash.eFYliQAS.dpuf
To launch ENTHUSIASM, a new strand of bold and innovative repertory programming across the Curzon circuit, we are proud to present a special screening of Fanny and Alexander, the Oscar-winning culmination of a lifetime’s work by one of cinema’s greatest artists, Ingmar Bergman. - See more at: http://www.curzoncinemas.com/fannyandalexander#sthash.eFYliQAS.dpuf

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