SATURDAY, APRIL 29 11:30 AM;
MONDAY, MAY 1 7 PM;
THURSDAY, MAY 4 9 PM.
”Sternberg’s last film was made in a Japanese studio, and drawn from a factual incident: a dozen Japanese merchant seamen were shipwrecked on Anatahan in 1944, and found a man and woman living on the island; by the time they were persuaded that World War II was over, in 1951, (consequential fights over the woman had occurred). If the material is fascinating, the treatment is just amazing. Sternberg respects what’s known of the historical truth, but uses it as a point of entry to darker, more dangerous areas….It’s brilliant. When was the last time you felt stark naked after a movie?” (TimeOut)
1953 Dir. Josef von Sternberg. 1.33:1 B&W DCP 92 min.