Women in Love
1969, Ken Russell, UK, 131 min. With Alan Bates, Glenda Jackson.
- Fri, Sep 2nd 6:00pm
- Sun, Sep 4th 3:00pm
"Loving, faithful, intelligent, visual...about as sensuous as anything you've probably seen in a film." — Vincent Canby, The New York Times
"I don't care how straight you are — that scene's kind of hot." — Jay Seaver, eFilmCritic.com
Ken Russell's death in 2011 accelerated a process of reevaluation that has steadily elevated the erstwhile Bad Boy of British Cinema into one of the major filmmakers of his era. Central to that ascension is WOMEN IN LOVE, the D. H. Lawrence adaptation (scripted by Larry Kramer) that put Russell on the map and is still many people's favorite among his films. Transposing the setting of the novel from the early 1900s to the 1920s, the film follows two sisters, Gudrun (Oscar-winner Jackson) and Ursula (Jennie Linden), who become romantically involved with two men who are best friends — a nonconformist school inspector (Bates) and a stormy coal-mine heir (Oliver Reed) — as they all grapple, physically and philosophically, with the possibilities (and impossibilities) of love. Russell tackles Lawrence's ideas with set-piece scenes of tremendous sensuality and beauty, most famously in the taboo-breaking nude wrestling match between Bates and Reed. 2K DCP digital restoration from Park Circus. (MR)
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