Lola Montés

Dir. Max Ophüls (1955). One of the great causes célèbres of auteurist film criticism, Ophüls’ ironic super-production—as garish and vulgar as any mid ‘50s Hollywood costume drama, albeit knowingly so—takes the career of the 19th-century adventurous Lola Montés as the basis for a meditation on the spectacle of stardom.
Fri., Dec. 23, 7 p.m., 2011

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