1969. USA. George Cukor. 116 min.
Introduced by Anouk Aimée
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 4:15 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1969. USA. Directed by George Cukor. Screenplay by Lawrence B. Marcus. With Anouk Aimée, Dirk Bogarde, Robert Forster, Anna Karina, Philippe Noiret. It’s been called “one of the most beautiful 1930’s movies ever made.” George Cukor took over a troubled production of unadaptable material, Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet, and, seamlessly mixing Tunisian locations with the Twentieth Century Fox studio, produced a movie of tremendous style and grace. Writing in The New York Times, Vincent Canby called Anouk Aimée—who introduces the October 13 screening—"a perfect Justine," and an actress who "epitomizes all the mysteries and contradictions of a fabulous literary character." He also deemed Cukor's film an unexpected delight: "A vastly entertaining romance set in an East that is as mysterious and lovely as any Hollywood has ever depicted…, Justine is a movie of so much opulence that the eye and the ear are constantly persuading the mind to take a rest." Preserved by Twentieth Century Fox. 116 min.
In the Film exhibition To Save and Project: The 10th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation
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