Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Capital Celluloid 2018 - Day 29: Mon Jan 29

Chimes At Midnight (Welles, 1966): Close-Up Cinema, 7.30pm


This screening is part of the Orson Welles season at Close-Up Cinema from January 15th to 30th. You can find all the details here. This film is also being ashown on January 19th. Details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Orson Welles's 1966 version of the Falstaff story, assembled from Shakespearean bits and pieces, is the one Welles film that deserves to be called lovely; there is also a rising tide of opinion that proclaims it his masterpiece. Restrained and even serene (down to its memorably muddy battle scene), it shows Welles working largely without his technical flourishes—and for those who have never seen beyond his surface flash, it is ample proof of how sensitive and subtle an artist he was. With Keith Baxter, John Gielgud, Margaret Rutherford, and Jeanne Moreau.
Dave Kehr


Here (and above) is the trailer.

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