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February 12, 2010
06:15 pm

Necropolis (1970) . A film by Franco Brocani.

Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Ave
10003 New York, NY
United States

1970, 92 minutes, 35mm. In English, German, French, and Italian with English subtitles. Starring Viva, Pierre Clémenti, Tina Aumont, and Paul Jabara.

“Brocani conjures together all your favorite European cultural and historical myth figures in order to attack the centuries of ‘sublimation’ that have produced our cities and their inhabitants. The gang’s all here: Frankenstein’s monster gropes towards the awareness that his mind is a universe; Attila, naked on a white horse, liberates his people from their ignominy; the ultra-caustic Viva bemoans the frustrations of married life and drifts into the elegiac persona of the Bloody Countess Bathory; Louis Waldon is a hip American tourist searching for the (missing) Mona Lisa. The range is extraordinary, from stand-up Jewish comedy to a kind of flea-market expressionism.” –TIME OUT FILM GUIDE.

Will be shown:

Friday Feb 12 7:15 PM
Sunday Feb 14 4:30 PM