French with English subtitles
The carousel turns! In ten scenes of erotic encounters, lovers are passed repeatedly to the next partner, thus emphasizing the perishability of love and sexuality. German-French director Max Ophüls finally brought Schnitzler's forbidden drama to the screen half a century after it was written, revealing the revolutionary quality of the plot. Always about sex but never showing it, the movie demonstrates that love/sexuality does not equalize people. On the contrary, seduction and separation are strongly connected with social class or gender.
Intro @ 6:45, film screens @ 7PM
- Wednesday November 21, 2012 at 6:45PM
This screening is part of the larger thematic series: