Lilith 04/27/19

Powerhouse Indicator

There’s no movie quite like Robert Rossen’s adaptation of the J.R. Salamanca book: mental illness and disturbance is neither simplified nor jammed into a preconceived pattern. There is a strong mythical element to Jean Seberg’s enigmatic Lilith, who at times seems the breathing incarnation of elemental human forces — I would imagine the Greeks believed certain ‘disturbed’ persons to be inhabited by the Gods. The equal star of the show is the cameraman Eugen Sch├╝fftan, an artist whose near-expressionist images fill the imagination. Starring Warren Beatty, with Kim Hunter, Anne Meachum, Peter Fonda, Jessica Walter, Gene Hackman. An all-region disc, on Blu-ray from Powerhouse Indicator.