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.