My Twisted Valentine: The Secret of Dorian Gray (15)

2pm / + Introduction by Jonathan Rigby

11 February 2017
Cinema 1
There is no end to the adaptations of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, but leave it to renowned producer Harry Towers to give it a distinctive swinging 60s London spin. Recruiting Italian cinematographer-cum-director Massimo Dallamano who had just completed his erotic adaptation of Venus in Furs, this production was just missing one final key... the hyper seductive Euro sex symbol, Helmut Berger.

All together they deliver an often forgotten slice of Wilde decadence like no other, perhaps the best adaptation filmed during that moment of cinematic history that allowed for full playfulness and risqué debauchery required to do the tale justice.

This screening is introduced by Jonathan Rigby.

Italy 1970 Dir Massimo Dallamano 93 min
35mm presentation

Curated by Cigarette Burns Cinema

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