20th Century Flicks Presents
Dir: Walerian Borowczyk, 1981, France/West Germany, 92 mins, Cert: 18
Thu 17 September 2015 // 20:00
Tickets: £5 / £4
Having already garnered considerable international notoriety with Immoral Tales and The Beast, Polish animator turned erotic fantasist Walerian Borowczyk once again took aim at the limits of taste and decency with this characteristically wanton variation on Robert Louis Stevenson's much-adapted novella. While the great and good of Victorian society gather at the house of physician Henry Jekyll to celebrate his engagement, a brutal murder on the streets outside signals the beginning of what will become an evening of unbridled sexual sadism and violent depravity at the hands of his chemically-induced alter ego Mr Hyde. Starring the incomparable Udo Kier (Flesh For Frankenstein, Suspiria), this film demonstrates Borowczyk's singular flair for combining beautiful dreamlike surrealism, fierce Buñuelian social satire and wildly graphic transgressiveness.
Screening as part of the Cube's Scalarama programme.
Scalarama is a month long season of screenings taking place across the world at a wide range of venues, with all different types of exhibitors showcasing films from across the history of cinema and from all parts of the world.
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Doors open 30 mins before the advertised start time to allow time to buy or collect tickets
All screenings are free for asylum seekers