Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 165: Thu Oct 28

Darling (Schlesinger, 1965): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 8.30pm

This 35mm presentation is part of director Edgar Wright’s ‘London after Dark’ season (full details here) and is also being shown on November 20th (more information here).

Edgar Wright introduction: Released in the very middle of the 1960s, this John Schlesinger film also feels like the very epicentre of the scene. Julie Christie’s Diana Scott seems like the girl who has it all, but being the life of the party isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Just as the sixties were about to hit full swing, this sharp satire reveals the paper-thin reality of cover-story perfection.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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