Negatives (Medak, 1968): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 6.30pm
Here's a curious one, introduced by the director Peter Medak.
The BFI introduction: Attempting to inject drama into their liaisons, jaded couple Theo and
Vivien (Peter McEnery and Glenda Jackson, both superb) role play as Edwardian
murderer Dr Crippen and his secretary lover. Using costumes from Theo’s
antique shop to lend spice to their sex life, mutual resentment reigns.
The aggressive Vivien dominates – until ice-cool German photographer
Reingard (Diane Cilento) enters the scene. Peter Medak stylishly directs
while cult musician Basil Kirchin uses his idiosyncratic talents to
provide a memorable score.
Director Peter Medak will
introduce this film and stay for a post-screening Q&A together with
actor Peter McEnery.
You can get a flavour of the film here.