Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 115: Wed Apr 27

Funny Girl (Wyler, 1968): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.05pm

This 35mm presentation is part of the Barbara Streisand season at the Prince Charles Cinema. You can find all the details of the strand here.

Time Out review:
William Wyler's only musical, Funny Girl is the fictionalised biography of Fanny Brice (Barbara Streisand), the ugly duckling who became a glamorous Ziegfeld star and achieved fame as a comic, so puncturing the mythic public eroticism of the Ziegfeld Follies. The film's central irony is not the usual one of public success at the expense of private pain, but the complex one of success at the expense of personal knowledge. Streisand never looks into the mirrors that Wyler surrounds her with. Well worth watching, even if most later Streisand movies aren't.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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