THE RIVER
1951, Janus Films, 99 min, Dir: Jean Renoir

Based on the novel by Rumer Godden and directed, written and produced by Jean Renoir, this is a moving portrait of an English girl coming of age in Bengal. The film was nominated for two BAFTA awards and was the first film to be shot on location in India using three-strip Technicolor.


BARBARELLA
1968, Paramount, 98 min, France/Italy, Dir: Roger Vadim

Jane Fonda, the final word in comic-strip space heroines, trips the light fantastic in director Roger Vadim's delightfully whacked-out romp in the 41st century, an acid-trip lightshow of a universe populated by blind birdman John Phillip Law, one-eyed dominatrix Anita Pallenberg (Keith Richards’ onetime girlfriend!) and galaxy dictator Durand-Durand (Milo O'Shea) and his orgasm machine. Ultra-groovy soft-psych soundtrack by Bob Crewe and The Glitterhouse. With David Hemmings and Marcel Marceau.


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