Restored & Unseen: The Legend of the Holy Drinker
Ermanno Olmi / IT, FR, 1988 / 128 min.
This Joseph Roth film adaptation won the Golden Lion award at the Venice film festival. Rutger Hauer stars in the lead role as an alcoholic embarking on a surrealist soul trip. According to many critics, this was Hauer’s finest hour as an actor.
The Legend of the Holy Drinker
Italian, French, English
Restored & Unseen
At last, a chance to see that Italian classic that’s been on the list for so long? Or relish that wonderful restoration of Blue Movie, the Netherlands’ most talked-about nude film of the seventies, when the Bijlmer district was still a sexual paradise? Restored & Unseen is a biweekly programme featuring classics and recent restorations, with introductions by experts.