More Revivals at the SFIFF

The San Francisco International Film Festival just announced two more revivals planned for the upcoming festival. That’s in addition to The Lost World. The movies are A Woman Under the Influence and Le Amiche.

I saw John Cassavetes’ A Woman Under the Influence–an extremely harrowing and raw drama about a housewife going insane and a working-class husband who doesn’t know what to do about it–at the tender age of 22. My date was a 36-year-old divorcee who was clearly wondering why she had allowed herself to get involved with a kid. Needless to say, it wasn’t the best situation to see a film that was over my head at that age, anyway. But I don’t remember Gena Rowlands’ performance, which wasn’t the sort of thing one forgets.

I’ve never seen Antonioni’s Le Amiche. It’s an early work, from 1955.

Both movies have been recently restored.