Monday, March 5, 2012

Hysterical Excess: Andrzej Zulawski Retro at BAM

BAM Cinematek is hosting the complete filmography of Polish director Andrzej Zulawski, from 3/7 to 3/20. It is a rare treat, because many of his films are not available on DVDs and seldom screened on big screen. This is your chance to see many of the most maniacal emotional outbursts ever captured on film.
*Sophie Marceau in L'amour Braque, Zulawski's interpretation of Dostoevsky's The Idiot

From BAM's Series Description:
Dubbed the enfant terrible of Polish cinema, Andrzej Zulawski is one of the most controversial and polarizing filmmakers in the world. BAMcinématek is proud to present the first US retrospective of the uncompromising auteur’s complete work in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute.
The series includes two rare, early shorts Zulawski directed for Polish television—Pavoncello and The Song of Triumphant Love—along with a new 35mm print of his first feature, The Third Part of the Night. A true cinematic agitator, Zulawski squeezed fervent performances from all of his actors in these films that rise to ecstatic heights yet dive deep into the nadirs of the human condition: birth, love, loss, death, and everything in between.

As a big fan of Zulawski, I've seen Possession, The Devil, L'amour Braque, My Nights are More Beautiful Than Your Days and On the Silver Globe, but none on the big screen. Be sure to check out Possession with Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neil and That Most Important Thing, Love with Klaus Kinski and Romy Schneider.

Possession Review

Limpet Love/L'amour Braque Review

For more information and tickets please visit BAM Cinematek.