Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 10: Mon Jan 10

The Hunger (Scott, 1983): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6.10pm

This film, part of the David Bowie season at B FI Southbank, is also being shown on January 22nd. You can find all the details here.

Time Out review:
'Catherine Deneuve is the ageless, possibly final survivor of an ancient immortal race dependent on humans for both sustenance and companionship. Her superior blood allows her lovers a triple lifetime until they ultimately succumb to instant decline. Not all of this is apparent in the film, where style rules at the expense of coherence. But that style is often glorious, from a bloody sun sinking over a gothic hi-tech Manhattan skyline to living quarters that are sumptuous. Neat touches of grim humour also: Deneuve and David Bowie manhunt in a disco as Bauhaus sing 'Bela Lugosi's Dead'; and Bowie rots away in a hospital waiting room where the 20 minutes wait becomes a subjective century of ageing. Visual sensualities will have a feast.'

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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