Peter Brook

Peter Brook – Tell Me Lies (1968)

“Based on Denis Cannan’s 1966 protest play on the Vietnam war ‘US’ which Brook directed for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the film adaptation is a fascinating insight into how Vietnam was lived in London at that time.
As a young couple search for the truth about the conflict , we are shown a mixture of opinion from a number of artistic and intellectual communities together with sequences about Vietnam revealing the complex and often comic contradictions between belief and reality. With songs by Adrian Mitchell, the cast includes Kingsley Amis, Glenda Jackson, Paul Scofield and Peggy Ashcroft.” – The Barbican Read More »

Peter Brook, Lindsay Anderson, Tony Richardson – Red White And Zero (1967)

A film in three parts
Part One – The Ride of The Valkyrie

An opera singer must navigate through the busy city streets to get to the theater in time for his performance. Read More »

Peter Brook – Moderato cantabile AKA Seven Days… Seven Nights (1960)

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Synopsis:
A wealthy and bored woman is witness of a murder in affection and meets another witness. She asks him about the history of the victim and falls in love with him.

— IMDb.

Review:

One of those movies that mesmerizes through its restraint, this is set in a dreary coastal small town—familiar territory for French cinema—where Anne Desbarèdes (Moreau) is the beautiful, bored wife of the principal local employer (Deschamps); “No,” she says at one point, summarizing not just the starkness of the place but her own life there, “summer never comes in this region. It’s always windy.” Read More »