The Gentlemen's Guide to Midnite Cinema is a podcast discussing all films genre related; covering everything from horror to Wuxia,…
Eva is a singer in a Noah's Ark themed nightclub, where the guests wear animal masks. She sings about a doomed love affair between a lion tamer and a lion. She is approached by a stranger who claims to know her and to remember her singing Mozart which she denies. Driven around in her midget manager´s limousine she encounters bizarre characters who turn out to belong to her incestuous family of ogres. All culminates in a bizarre finale in a zoo featuring Klaus Kinski and arias from "The Magic Flute". Stylish, surrealistic and weird, but you will scratch your head and ask yourself what it´s all about (and why you should bother).
There is a ton that is present here. It is very French, and very sort of emotionally intense, in a way that is not recognizable in contemporary cinema. This movie is saturated in the color blue, and characters are basically ghosts despite being alive. The plot is so desperate it's impossible, and that makes it really beautiful. This is like a gallery of cult French stars of the 70s. Catherine Jourdan and Klaus Kinski make a surprisingly good match. I want to watch it again and think about it more, because watching it made me feel kind of amazing in a way that I can't articulate.
I always state that my favorite time period for films is '77-'84, so here's my favorites from those seven years.…