Two Weeks in Another Town
Dir: Vincente Minnelli
USA, 1962, English, 107min, DCP
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, Cyd Charisse
Tensions mount between a has-been Hollywood director (Edward G. Robinson) and his washed-up actor partner (Kirk Douglas), even as destructive relationships and a philistine producer disrupt their shoot at Rome’s Cinecittà. Classical Hollywood was history when Vincente Minnelli reunited with The Bad and the Beautiful’s talent for another behind-the-scenes look at moviemaking. The European art film was on the rise, and Minnelli responds here to La Dolce Vita while anticipating Jean-Luc Godard’s Contempt. The film gives the melodrama’s psychosexual aspect a fever-pitch intensity that nears hysteria at its climax, pushing the genre to its limits.
9.2.2019 (SAT): Film talk with Derek Lam
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall (Venue)
- Hong Kong Film Archive (Venue)
- The Metroplex (Venue)
- Festival Grand Cinema (Venue)
- the sky (Venue)
- MCL Telford Cinema (Venue)
- Tai Kwun (Venue)
- MOViE MOViE (Venue)
- Chinese Subtitles
- Category III
- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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