Capital Celluloid 2023 — Day 349: Sat Dec 16

They're a Weird Mob (Powell, 1966): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 5.45pm

This 35mm presentation is part of the Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger season at BFI Southbank. There is a further screenings of the movie on December 29th. You can find the details here.

Time Out review:
The first of Michael Powell's Australian ventures, a very bizarre comedy about the prejudicial problems that face a young Italian who emigrates to Sydney. There are many delightful moments of almost Hitchcockian humour centred around social embarrassment (how to eat a meringue without making a mess), and pleasing parodies of movie styles (epic Eisensteinian expressionism at a building site). Hardly a great film, but an exhilarating and playful demolition of nationalist stereotypes.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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