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CAMILLE 2000 (1969) - Built Upon Bodies Season


dir. Radley Metzger

  • year: 1969

  • country: Italy

  • run-time: 130 minutes

Doors 19:30 - Film 20:00

£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

It’s the 1960’s, it’s Rome, it’s summer. An elite group of French socialites commingle and copulate at glamorous parties hosted in their ultra plush villas. The young bachelor Armand is new to the scene, and instantly falls in love with the elusive Marguerite, who has climbed the social ladder by sleeping with wealthy men. When Armand demands that she is faithful to only him, and Marguerite struggles to finance their lavish lifestyle, drama ensues. However, the plot of ‘Camille 2000’ is secondary to its stylish eroticism. The psychedelic 1960’s interiors are as seductive and voluptuous as the characters themselves -- and the soundtrack by Piero Piccioni forms the perfect backdrop to this softcore indulgence.

Part of 'Built Upon Bodies', a season showcasing a selection of films that explore the relationship between the human body and the built environment. Taking as a starting point the infamous scene in Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘Contempt’ of Brigitte Bardot sunbathing on the roof terrace of the Villa Malaparte in Capri, the season draws attention to how filmmakers across different genres have staged interactions between architecture and gendered bodies to iconic and haunting effect.

Earlier Event: August 7
LAS MALCOGIDAS (The Badly f*cked)