Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 334: Sun Dec 4

Erotikon (Machatý, 1920): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 3pm

This is the Made in Prague Festival Closing Gala and features an introduction by Michal Bregant and live musical accompaniment from Stephen Horne.

BFI introduction:
Before his infamous erotic film Ecstasy, Gustav Machatý directed this exploration of the moral consequences of a night of passion between a Prague playboy and a stationmaster’s daughter. The masterly direction and camerawork transform a simple story into a work of compelling power, full of symbolism. It set a benchmark in the portrayal of female sexuality, as personified by the exquisite Ita Rina.

Here (and above) is an extract.

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