Film - Feature | February 25 | 5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Curd Jürgens, Richard Burton, Ruth Roman, Raymond Pellegrin,
In 1942, two British officers in the Libyan desert lead a commando raid to steal secret papers from Rommel's headquarters, all the while locked in bitter personal conflict. Richard Burton is compelling as Captain Leith, a seeming idealist. In the other corner is Curd Jürgens's Major Brand, whose acts of cowardice reflect both a disquieting personality trait and a calculated revenge born of jealousy. Ray constructed a war drama of bitter paradoxesthe raid succeeds but fails, and the coward is branded a heroone that was also a breakthrough in the realist aesthetic.
- Judy Bloch
Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission