Capital Celluloid 2024 — Day 102: Thu Apr 11

Women in Love (Russell, 1969): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 8.20pm

This film also screens on April 20th and 26th and is part of the Big Screen Classics strand at BFI Southbank. Full details here

BFI introduction:
Two couples (Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson, Alan Bates and Jennie Linden) find themselves trapped between the pressure to follow convention and the urge to explore a Bohemian lifestyle. The lush English landscape offers a verdant backdrop as the protagonists engage with nature in a direct and sensuous way, each searching for love but unsure what it means. Cinematographer Billy Williams’ gorgeous imagery and dramatic lighting, and Shirley Russell’s vibrant period costumes make Women in Love a visual delight throughout. This newly remastered digital version restores the film’s colour and texture to its full glory.
Josephine Botting

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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