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
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 21, 2011