THIS February and March Inverness Film Fans will be screening a season of first-time films by famous directors Roman Polanski, Louis Malle and Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Everyone is welcome at thee public screenings at Eden Court Cinema details below.
And the group wants to encourage people to stay to talk about the films afterwards.
Knife in the Water
Tuesday, February 21 at 7.15pm
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umecka, Zygmunt Malanowic.
Poland / 1962 / B&W / 94 mins
Nominated for an Academy Award for best foreign language film, Knife in the Water 1962 is Roman Polanski’s first feature film. On their way to a sailing trip, an ageing husband and his beautiful wife invite along a handsome young hitchhiker after nearly running him over. In a story of rivalry and sexual tension, the three characters find themselves sailing together in what is still regarded by many as one of Polanski’s finest films.
Lift to the Scaffold
Tuesday, March 7 at 7.15pm
Director: Louis Malle
Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Jean Wall and Yori Bertin
France / 1958 / B&W / 91 mins
From the opening credits, you are gently carried into this moody, Miles Davis-scored, night of unplanned events. Lift to the Scaffold 1958, also known as Elevator to the Gallows, is Louis Malle’s first film. This smoothly suave film tells the tale of a self-assured businessman who murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, playfully sparking knock on events which lead him to find himself stuck in a lift mid-floor of a tall building within Paris.
Murder, illicit affairs, cops and robbers, guns and a riddle you can’t resolve pull you into this legendary cinematic debut.
Tuesday, March 21 at 7.15pm
Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Starring: Alexander Franco Citti, Franca Pasut, Silvana Corsini
Italy / 1961 / B&W / 120 mins
A pimp finds himself without income so tries to lure a naïve girl into prostitution after his ‘employee’ is hurt and imprisoned. Originially a screenplay, Accattone 1961 is an Italian drama written and directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. In a story of pimps, prostitutes and thieves, peasant culture and other such scandalous topics (especially for postwar Italy), Pasolini creates a grim film which showcases his trademark cast of non-professional actors hailing from where the story is set.
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