(out of 5)

Joseph Strick set himself no mean task when he decided to take on an adaptation of James Joyce’s famously unfilmable (and for many people, unreadable) novel, often labelled the work that gave birth to twentieth century modernism in literature. It plots loosely through the lives of an Irish town on a single day, mainly focusing on the goings on of poetically-minded Stephen Daedelus, the much-discriminated against Jewish Harold Bloom () and  as Bloom’s philandering wife. Their desires, frustrations and passions are displayed through narration, fantasy and cold reality, all of it combined in a very difficult but surprisingly smooth and polished film experience that doesn’t feel nailed to the page: Strick uses the possibilities of film to make something really cinematic out of Joyce’s prose. Whether or not it will actually please the viewer really depends on your mood and desire to see it; some will be inspired, others enraged. Look for a young .

Laser Film Corporation, Ulysses Film Production

United Kingdom/USA, 1967

Directed by 

Screenplay by , Joseph Strick, based on the novel by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1967

Cannes Film Festival 1967

Golden Globe Awards 1967

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