Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 240: Wed Aug 28

Camille (Cukor, 1936): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 6.10pm

This film, which will be introduced by artist and film scholar Cathy Lomax, is part of the Big Screen Classics strand at BFI Southbank. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
The Dumas story of a tubercular courtesan is a classic only in its unrelenting morbidity, but George Cukor makes it work, accenting the oozing romantic fatalism with marvelously fresh open-air sequences and lively playing (1936). Garbo, away for once from the stultifying Clarence Brown, gives her most vivid, intimate performance; she's no longer part of the elegant MGM decor but a human being with a life of her own. Cukor gives her the close-ups she deserves: immaculately lit and framed, but loose enough to give her some breathing room, to let her exercise an independent will.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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