Dec 2nd 2019

New restoration! In this portrait of 60s radicalism and its discontents, Sontag’s formidable intellect is firing on all cylinders. A secretary is drawn into a maze of sadistic power games with her boss, a former revolutionary guerilla. In her writing, Sontag accorded art a life-or-death seriousness, asking of it nothing less than spiritual transformation, and Duet for Cannibals testifies that she imbued her own creative work with that same grave importance. She could put her money where her mouth was.

format: DCP, runtime: 105 minutes
Part of our Monday 2 series, Programmer Picks
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