Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 194: Fri Jul 15

Women in Love (Russell, 1969): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 8.30pm

This film, also being shown on July 2nd and 15th, is part of the Glenda Jackson season. You can find the full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Ken Russell first claimed attention with this 1970 adaptation of the D.H. Lawrence novel. In retrospect, it seems surprisingly sane and classy for him, though his themes of excess and abandon bubble beneath the surface. Though the plotting is largely shucked in favor of image and atmosphere, it remains Russell’s best-told film apart from Savage Messiah. The delirious romanticism is not nullified, in Russell’s usual way, by a sour awareness of its absurdity, which may account for the film’s persistent popularity.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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