Sad to see that Bibi Andersson has died at the age of 83. Some CFS members will have seen her in The Seventh Seal recently, but she was cast in no fewer than 13 Ingmar Bergman films, graduating from ingenue to tortured soul in the process. Recommended: Wild Strawberries, Persona and Scenes from a Marriage.
Sad to see that Nic Roeg has died. As well as directing the brilliant Don’t Look Now, Walkabout and many others, he was also the cinematographer on John Schlesinger’s wonderful Far From The Madding Crowd and François Truffaut’s Fahrenheit 451, which we showed last year.
Mixed opinions about Alice In The Cities, with an appreciation score of 73.08 per cent. Some comments: “A beautiful film, thoughtful and subtle. A gem. Thank you.” “Loved it, but don’t know why. Great choice.” “Beautiful to look at: wonderful acting.” “Gentle, warm film, poetic.” “Ageless! Charming!” “The girl was stunning. A bit slow but then it drew me in.” “Good in parts.” “Far too slow.” “Boring. Never got anywhere.” [cont'd.]
Marguerite hit the right note with members this week, scoring 84.16 per cent on our appreciation scale. Some comments: “Best film ever.” “French comedy/tragedy at its best. Superb performances from all the key characters.” “A beautiful and touching film.” “Brilliant film makes me want to know the true story.” “Beautifully acted. Fabulous costumes and setting.” “Magnifique!” “Very unusual but great film.” “More French films please.” “Well acted: enjoyable period art nouveau [cont'd.]