A Streetcar Named Desire

Elia Kazan, 122 mins, USA, 1951, 35mm, B&W. Source: Roadshow. Courtesy: Roadshow.

A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire

Kazan's seventh feature is a brooding theatrical paean to poetic heroism and ruin.

The delusional, faded southern belle, Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) - having "fallen" in various ways - comes to live with her pregnant sister Stella (Kim Hunter) and brutish, working-class husband Stanley (Marlon Brando) in the roughest part of New Orleans.

Blanche and Stanley instantly spark a toxic rapport, and begin a perverse fascination with one another in which fear and desire dangerously merge.

Tennessee Williams adapted the script from his own groundbreaking play. The film was nominated for twelve Academy Awards in 1952, and won four.

Dates   Wed 22 Feb 2012, 7pm
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