Capital Celluloid 2024 — Day 54: Fri Feb 23

You Laugh (Taviani, 1998): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6.10pm

This 35mm presentation, part of the Taviani Brothers season, also screens on February 28th. You can find the full details here.

BFI introduction:
Some 15 years after the creative success of Kaos, the Tavianis returned to one of their literary touchstones, adapting two contrasting stories by Pirandello. A 1930s-set, musically themed satire opens the film. It is followed by the tougher, but no less involving, story of two kidnappings that take place a century apart. A stunning and richly emotional film: what makes You Laugh so compelling is the way the Tavianis find a common ground between these very different tales.

Here (and above) is an extract.

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