Athens International Film Festival
 

McCabe and Mrs Miller

In the early 1900s, in a small town on the Western border that's transitioning into urbanity, an enigmatic man with an entreprenurial spirit and a lovesick hooker build their version of the American Dream on the foundations of a whorehouse, while the local organized interests decide they want a part of the action.

In the early 1900s, in a small town on the Western border that's transitioning into urbanity, an enigmatic man with an entreprenurial spirit and a lovesick hooker build their version of the American Dream on the foundations of a whorehouse, while the local organized interests decide they want a part of the action.

An anthem to individual initiative and condemned romantic heroes, this thoroughly unconventional western full of claustrophobic half-lit interiors, disguised lyricism, intuitive musical interventions by Leonard Cohen, opium fumes and the deep melancholy of those who staked their lives on their dreams and lost, remains one of the more realistically reconstructed period films ever.

Anyone who had accused Altman of lack of empathy with his main characters and a tendency to allow cynicism and misanthropy resonate through his films as a result of his own worldview, should probably take a closer look at the director's emotional love letter to all the beautiful losers in this world. L.K.


mccabe and mrs miller / η έντιμος κυρία και ο... by NyxtesPremieras

Σκηνοθεσία / Director
Robert Altman

Σενάριο / Screenwriters
Robert Altman, Brian McKay

Φωτογραφία / DoP
Vilmos Zsigmond

Μοντάζ / Editor
Lou Lombardo

Ηθοποιοί / Principal Cast
Warren Beatty, Julie Christie Rene Auberjonois, William Devane
Shelley Duvall, Keith Carradine

ΗΠΑ / USA
1971
Εγχρωμο / Color
35mm
120’
Αγγλικά / English



    Publication date: 2014-09-10 12:30:00