Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 12: Thu Jan 12

Images (Altman, 1972): Close-Up Cinema, 7.30pm


Here's a real treat. A very rare screening of Robert Altman's 'Images' (and on 35mm too). This film is part of the Altman season at the cinema. You can find all the details here. 'Images' is also being shown on January 6th at Close-Up. Full details here.

Time Out review:
Underrated film about a lonely woman cracking up and suffering disturbing hallucinations about sex and death. Unlike most of Robert Altman's movies, which parody and reinvent genres, Images stands rather in a loose trilogy with That Cold Day in the Park and 3 Women, in its investigation of madness and its concentration upon a female character. The fragmented style of the film, in which Susannah York's mental life is portrayed as substantially as her 'real' life, might have become pretentious; but the director controls things beautifully, proffering credible biographical reasons for her inner disturbances, and borrowing shock effects from the thriller genre to underline the terrifying nature of her predicament. It's brilliantly shot by Vilmos Zsigmond (wtihout a hint of psychedelic trickery in sight), superbly acted, and lent extra menace by the sounds and music of, respectively, Stomu Yamashta and John Williams.
Geoff Andrew

Here (and above) is the trailer.

And here is a superb trailer for 'Images' from FilmBar70, which screened the film in 2013.

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