L'Étrange Festival - XXIInd edition - September 7 - 18 2016
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Equus poster Equus
Equus poster

Equus

Equus - 1977 - Color - 137 mn - Original version with French subtitles - USA, England - Drama
Directed by : Sidney Lumet. Produced by : Persky-Bright Productions, Winkast Film Productions. Screenplay by : Peter Shaffer. Editing : John Victor-Smith. Photography : Oswald Morris. Music by : Richard Rodney Bennett. With : Richard Burton, Peter Firth, Colin Blakely, Joan Plowright.

During a fit of madness, Alan blinded six horses with a metal pick. He becomes a patient of psychiatrist Martin Dysart, who wants to find out more about him…

The great Sidney Lumet (Network, Serpico) adapts once again a stage play (after 12 Angry Men and The Seagull) and strikes again after The Offense : Equus is an unknown and morally unsettling movie,  with a great sense of storytelling and a sharp and precise sense of editing. In front of the camera, Richard Burton (Cleopatra, Where eagles dare) loses control as he faces the young and devouring Peter Firth (Tess, Lifeforce). A masterclass by a filmmaker at his best.

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Wednesday 14 September 2016 - 19:15 - Showroom 300 - Presented by Jaz Coleman