Another highly stylized outing from Ken Russell, enfant terrible of the British cinema. This one has few of the excesses found in his other films, but it is not without some moments that are oppressive visually and detract from the film as a whole. The story centers on the relationship
between a talented young sculptor, Antony (portraying the French artist Henri Gaudier), and a Polish woman 20 years his senior. The older woman, with her refined mannerisms, helps to tone down the youth's wild ways. Russell conveys the magnetism between the two characters in a highly visual and
rare manner, capturing the mood of the pre-WW I time in a richly endowed atmosphere. Shirley Russell, the director's first wife, did the costuming for the film.
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