Filmreihe something weird cinema
Vorführung am Sa 19.11.22 um 22.30 Uhr!
"Perhaps the last genuinely exotic fruit produced by the bizarre mutations of British society in the 1960s." (--- Alexander Walker, Hollywood England: The British Film Industry in the Sixties (1986))
"Nicolas Roeg's directing career began with this explicit and experimental thriller about a hunted gangster taking refuge with a reclusive rock star played by Mick Jagger.
"I like a bit of a cavort," says Chas, amoral wide boy on the run who hides out in the rambling Notting Hill pad of rock god Turner, merging identity with his host and hangers-on as he is inducted into their insular bohemian lifestyle.
Influenced by Ingmar Bergman's "Persona" and the films of Alain Resnais, PERFORMANCE introduced the fractured storytelling and editing style of cinematographer-turned-director Nicolas Roeg. Co-director and screenwriter Donald Cammell can be credited for the mind-bending, debauched tone, which so outraged Warner Bros that the studio shelved the film for two years. The use of colour is extraordinarily vivid, while the soundtrack incorporates Jack Nitzsche's unnerving score alongside songs that include Jagger's Memo from Turner.
Donald Cammell directed only three more features before his death in 1996. "Sexy Beast" (2000), also featuring James Fox, stands out among many films influenced by PERFORMANCE." (--- British Film Institute)
Die Filmprogramme von "Cinemania Kalk & something weird cinema" finden mit freundlicher Unterstützung des Kulturamts der Stadt Köln statt!
• Großbritannien 1970
• englische Originalsprachfassung
• 105 Minuten
• FSK ab 16 Jahre
Regie: Donald Cammell & Nicolas Roeg
Drehbuch: Donald Cammell
Kamera: Nicolas Roeg
Schnitt: Antony Gibbs, Brian Smedley-Aston
Musik: Jack Nitzsche
Darsteller:innen: James Fox, Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg