Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 127: Mon May 9

The Way We Were (Pollack, 1973): Prince Charles Cinema, 6pm

This 35mm presentation is part of the Barbara Streisand season. Full details here.

Vulture review:
The Way We Were is told in a series of flashbacks and montages, primed for maximum nostalgia and some truly gorgeous period costuming. The entire film is Hollywood confection from start to finish, opening with the lush, familiar croon of Barbara Streisand’s famous titular song, allowing Robert Redford to wear his navy whites for so long that he begins to look as though he’s emerged from a perfume ad. There are some scenes cut from the conclusion that make the timeline a little confusing, but The Way We Were does not endure because of its plot. It endures because of a fearsome, desirous performance from Streisand, and Redford’s cold beauty, and all the ways that it captures a one-sided desire many of us have felt.
Christina Newland

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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