On 19th April, cinema aficionados will be given free rein to enjoy some of the most memorable films by American director Joseph Losey.
Joseph Losey became a major theatre figure in the 1930’s and 1940’s, working with renowned art personalities such as Bertolt Brecht and Charles Laughton. In 1948, Losey directed his first long film, “The Boy with Green Hair”, after which he exiled in Europe, settling in England, as a result of his extensive contacts with people on the political left, namely radicals and Communists. He settled in Britain and worked as a director of genre films.
Joseph Losey collaborated with playwright Harold Pinter and actors the likes of Michael Redgrave, Stanley Baker, Monica Vitti, Alain Delon, Michael Caine, Elisabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Robert Micthum or Isabelle Huppert. His work portrays misfits as he also felt one himself, as he stated during an interview to a French journalist: “I had a feeling that I was being useless in Hollywood, that I'd been cut off from New York activity and I felt that my existence was unjustified”.
Campo Alegre Movie theatre will screen six of Losey’s most memorable films, directed between 1960 and 1975. The films are restored digital copies, recovered by Leopardo Filmes and Medeia Filmes.
THE CRIMINAL (1960) – 19 and 26 April (5.45 pm and 8. 15 pm) | 3 May (5. 15 pm)
EVA– Director’s Cut (1962) – 20 and 27 April (4.45 pm and 7.45 pm) | 3 May (7.45 pm)
THE DAMNED (1963) – 21, 28 April and 5 May (5 pm and 8 pm)
ACCIDENT (1967) – 22 and 29 April (5.15 pm and 8 pm) | 4 May (5 pm)
MONSIEUR KLEIN (1976) – 23 and 30 April (4.45 pm and 7.45 pm) | 4 May (7.45 pm)
THE GO-BETWEEN (1971) – as of 13 May