Fear and desire (Kubrick)

Fear and desire

Stanley Kubrick

Made when he was 22 on a shoestring budget, Kubrick’s first feature was one of the most elusive film prints of the second half of the 20th century. The copies that eventually resurfaced reveal a structured work on the absurdity of war, a central and recurrent theme in the future work of the director. Producer, cinematographer, director, editor, Kubrick is omnipresent in this film about four soldiers (one of whom was played by the director Paul Mazursky) lost in a fictitious conflict where their minds drift into madness.

Flagey, Cinematek

In the context of

Kubrick at war