Lola Montes at the Miami Beach Cinematheque 2/26/09

26 THU 8:30pm
“PLEASURES & LOVES Via Max OPHÜLS”
An MBC Premiere HD DIGITAL Presentation!
In collaboration with Emerging Pictures
Miami Theatrical Premiere!
NEWLY RESTORED IN 2008!
Lola Montès
(Max Ophüls/France/1955/restoration 2008)
With Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook

Max Ophüls’ final work, and arguably the masterpiece of a career that encompassed films in five different languages, Lola Montès is the colossal story of dancer turned exploited circus performer Lola Montès, told through flashbacks in various color tones according to the scandalous periods of her life. It was Ophüls’ first movie in color and Cinemascope widescreen, and was the biggest-budgeted French film to date. This ravishing new restoration was showcased to huge acclaim at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, as well as this year’s Telluride and New York Film Festivals. It is the only film ever to have been selected for the New York Film Festival three times: for the very first NYFF in 1963, again in 1969, and this year. In French with English subtitles.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Cannes, New York, and Teluride Film Festivals 2008
“THE GREATEST FILM OF ALL TIME!, and I am willing to stake my critical reputation on this one proposition above all others. . . Lola Montès is clearly the film of the year, or any year.” –Andrew Sarris, New York Observer 1963,
(and. . . “Sarah Palin is the new Lola Montes”—Andrew Sarris 2008)
“A BAROQUE MASTERPIECE!. . . among the most emotionally and visually ravishing works the cinema has to offer.”–Dave Kehr, New York Times
“THE NEAR PERFECT MARRIAGE OF CLASSICISM AND MODERNISM.”
–Cullen Gallagher, L Magazine
In French with English subtitles
With FRENCH WINE TASTING included in your ticket!
. . .at CAVAS Wines, after the film!
For tickets click HERE

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