Menu of the day:
1. Modesty Blaise
2. Alice in Wonderland
3. Film before Film
4. La Prisonnière
5. Marquis de Sade: Justine
Modesty Blaise (1966) by Joseph Losey
Modesty Blaise (Monica Vitti), always one step ahead to the ultimate screams in fashion and of course (!) virtuously advancing the steps of her numerous enemies, nevertheless gets trapped in one of the giant champaign glasses of Gabriel (Dirk Bogarde), platin headed and softened twin brother of Dr. No. Obviously G. and his vicious man eating company Mrs. Fothergill (Rosella Falk) will burn his naughty long fingers, as he is playing with a very precious toy which doesn’t belong to him, but to Modesty’s father of choice Sheik Abu Tahir (Clive Revill), who, with his mounted army, crosses seven seas – to claim back his properties.
Alice in Wonderland (1966) by Jonathan Miller
Twinkle twinkle little bat!
How i wonder what you’re at!
Up above the world you fly,
like a teatray in the sky.
Alice (Ann-Marie Mallik) charmingly unbrushed but brushed, wonders bored and nine times clever through her world behind the looking glass.
Film before Film: What Really Happened Between the Images? (1986) by Werner Nekes
The smaller the pinhole the sharper the image.
German filmmaker and artist Werner Nekes allows us a very sharp inspection through the pinhole of his magic trick box containing endless visual plays and pleasures before film was born.
La Prisonnière (1968) by Henri-Georges Clouzot
Josée (Elisabeth Wiener), first reluctantly but soon completely caught by the intimidating but intriguing activities of her husbands’ (Bernard Fresson) friend and art gallerist Stan (Laurent Terzieff), falls deeply into the labyrinth of love, which far too soon and unexpectedly shuts both: entrance and exit.
Marquis de Sade: Justine (1968) by Jess Franco
Young and innocent Justine (Romina Power) finds herself lost and alone in the naughty streets of Paris after the death of her father and her elder sisters’ Juliette (Maria Bohm) admission to a brothel. But soon enough she will be taken good care of by many selfish and merely helping hands escorting her on her long and painful search for happiness.
all films seen at pickledfeet private videothek