1954 (1960 in USA). Great Britain/Morocco. Gavin Lambert. 87 min.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
1954 (1960 in USA). Great Britain/Morocco. Written and directed by Gavin Lambert. With Catherine Lacey, Ahmed Ben Mohammed, Lee Montague. Like Charles Laughton (The Night of the Hunter) and Leonard Kastle (The Honeymoon Killers), Lambert established his auteurist credentials by directing only a single film. Using the romantic imagery of Walter Lassally, shot on location in Marrakesh, and influenced by the writings of Paul Bowles, Lambert’s evocatively sensuous portrait of Morocco presaged a distinguished career as a novelist, biographer, critic, and screenwriter. 87 min.