Monday, February 9
(1936, Alexander Korda) Moody character portrait of the great painter and “one of the very few filmed recreations of an artist that actually convince” (Simon Callow), with Laughton at his simplest and most naturalistic, reading the Bible aloud, bowling at night with candles on the pins, and finding brief happiness with Lanchester’s Hendrickje, amid Vincent Korda’s sets and Georges Périnal’s Rembrandtian photography. Approx. 85 min. 35mm courtesy of BFI.
“LAUGHTON’S GREATEST PERFORMANCE, in a literate, low-keyed but passionate and exquisitely designed evocation of the great artist’s life.”
– David Noh, Gay City News