Keswick Film Club - Badlands

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Sunday 8th February 5:00 PM


Director: Terrence Malick Country: USA
Cert: 15 Year: 1973 Length: 94 mins

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Score: 60.21% Attendance: 105



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Acting, cinematography, musical soundtrack and direction are startlingly memorable in this BFI re-issue of Malick’s American masterpiece.

‘This first, magnificent outpouring of the sporadic genius of cinema’s equivalent to JD Salinger, Terrence Malick, still seems terrifically modern. That’s partly down to the career-best performances of Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek as garbage-collector Kit and naive schoolgirl Holly (who narrates), the misfit young couple who, like savage innocents, create a brief idyll and end up leaving a trail of blood through the unforgiving Montana badlands… a stunning but gentle essay on freedom and necessity, life and death.’



open_quote Terrence Malick's thriller is rightly revered as one of the most astonishing debuts in cinema. Its reissue is a wonderful chance to discover why close_quote JAMES CHRISTOPHER, THE TIMES


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