Capital Celluloid 2024 — Day 57: Mon Feb 26

The Bride Wore Red (Arzner, 1937): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 8.45pm

This 35mm presentation, also screening on February 23rd, is part of the Dorothey Arzner season at BFI Southbank. Full details here.

BFI introduction:
This Cinderella-esque tale focuses on Anni, a cabaret singer who impersonates an aristocrat and who is forced to choose between love and money. Arzner’s directorial philosophy clashed with studio heads during production of her first and only film for MGM. In particular, her trademark butch style infuriated Louis B. Mayer. But her collaboration with Joan Crawford led to a lifelong and often creative friendship.

Here (and above) is an extract.

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