Capital Celluloid 2020 — Day 76: Mon Mar 16

The Wind (Sjostrom, 1928): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6.15pm

This 35mm presentation is also being screened on March 18th, when the film will be presented by critic Pamela Hutchinson. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
A silent masterpiece (1928) by Swedish pioneer Victor Sjostrom, made during a brief tenure at MGM. Lillian Gish is a Virginia farm girl, brought to Texas and forced to marry a brutish cowboy (Lars Hanson). Sjostrom finds a perfect image for Gish's frustration and discontent in the prairie wind of the title. His strange and effective style might be best described as pastoral expressionism.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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