Saturday, 21 January 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 42: Sat Feb 11

The Secret of Dorian Gray (Dallamano, 1970): Barbican Cinema, 2pm

This 35mm screening is part of the 'My Twisted Valentine' season at the Barbican Cinema. You can find the full details here.

Barbican introduction:
There is no end to the adaptations of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, but leave it to renowned producer Harry Towers to give it a distinctive swinging 60s London spin. Recruiting Italian cinematographer-cum-director Massimo Dallamano who had just completed his erotic adaptation of Venus in Furs, this production was just missing one final key... the hyper seductive Euro sex symbol, Helmut Berger. All together they deliver an often forgotten slice of Wilde decadence like no other, perhaps the best adaptation filmed during that moment of cinematic history that allowed for full playfulness and risqué debauchery required to do the tale justice. This screening is introduced by Jonathan Rigby

This is a Cigarette Burns event and you can find out more via the Facebook page here.

Here (and above) is a trailer for the film.

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