(Goya en Burdeos, Carlos Saura, Spain/Italy 1999, 100 min., 35mm, Spanish and French w/subtitles) Vittorio Storaro. In this lavish recreation of the last days of Francisco Goya, one of the most important Spanish painters of all time, director Saura and his cinematographer, Vittorio Storaro, attempt a nearly impossible feat and succeed: they re-create Goya’s densely atmospheric, dark art through cinematic means.
Tonight's screening of Goya in Bordeaux has been changed due to unforeseen circumstances. We will be screening Shock Corridor instead.
(Samuel Fuller, US 1963, 88 min., 35mm)
Johnny Barrett, a reporter obsessed with winning a Pulitzer Prize, goes undercover in a mental hospital in order to solve a murder, only to cross the line between sanity and madness. This is a film of literal and psychological interiors, a striking presentation of Fuller’s storytelling. His combination of a bold use of footage shot for other films and a variety of rule-breaking visual effects (intense close-ups, shock cutting, inexplicable camera movements) made Shock Corridor one of the most audacious B-movies of the 1960s.