Petulia

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(out of 5)


Famous surgeon  meets loopy  at a benefit and is immediately smitten with her. Unfortunately, she is already married to a callous, wealthy socialite () who mistreats her something fierce. Through various encounters, accidental and planned, racy and friendly, they find themselves growing to care quite deeply for each other. This pinnacle of late-sixties filmmaking features New Wave-style editing, flower-power visuals and high-energy performances, but what sets it apart from most psychedelic-style films of the period is its genuinely touching emotional core. Christie has never been more vulnerable and heartbreaking, and Scott never more sensitive.  is also wonderful in a supporting role as Scott’s emotionally unstable ex-wife.


Petersham Pictures, Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

USA, 1968

Directed by

Screenplay by , adaptation by , based on the novel Me And the Arch Kook Petulia by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by Tony Walton

Film Editing by


Cannes Film Festival:  1968


Petulia

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