Seasonal screenings

Halloween Film – Malpertuis

Harry Kümel | France / Belgium / West Germany | 1974 | 125 minutes

Malpertuis is a labyrinth where characters issued from the Greek mythology are made prisoners by Cassavius (Orson Welles). He manages to keep them as well as his own nephew (Mathieu Carrière) and niece as prisoners even after his death, through a binding testament. As the nephew unravels the mystery, we find out he cannot escape the house because Malpertuis is far more significant than we were led to believe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAPiowkxEVU

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067386/

Christmas Film – The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek

Preston Sturges | USA | 1944 | 98 minutes

Trudy Kockenlocker, a small-town girl with a soft spot for American soldiers, wakes up the morning after a wild farewell party for the troops to find that she married someone she can’t remember–and she’s pregnant. Norval Jones, the 4-F local boy who’s been in love with Trudy for years, tries to help her find a way out of her predicament. Trudy complicates matters further by falling for Norval, and events snowball from there.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037077/

Valentines Film – Harold and Maude

Hal Ashby | USA | 1971 | 91 minutes

The self-destructive and needy wealthy teenager Harold is obsessed by death and spends his leisure time attending funerals, watching the demolishing of buildings, visiting junkyards, simulating suicides trying to get attention from his indifferent, snobbish and egocentric mother, and having sessions with his psychologist. When Harold meets the anarchist seventy-nine-year-old Maude at a funeral, they become friends and the old lady discloses other perspectives of the cycle of life for him..

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067185/