Fear and Desire (1953)
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Shown from left: Virginia Leith, Kenneth Harp

Fear and Desire & The Seafarers

Monday, January 30

FEAR AND DESIRE
61m, DCP projection

Virtually unseen since its theatrical premiere in 1953, FEAR AND DESIRE was the ambitious first feature film by legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. An existential war film often compared with the director’s PATHS OF GLORY (1957) and FULL METAL JACKET (1987), FEAR AND DESIRE follows a squad of soldiers who have crash-landed behind enemy lines and must work their way downriver to rejoin their unit. In the process, they encounter a peasant girl (Virginia Leith) and bind her to a tree, where she is tormented by a mentally unbalanced soldier (future director Paul Mazursky). Before making their escape, the soldiers determine the location of an enemy base and formulate a plot to assassinate its commanding officer. – Kino Lorber

Screening with THE SEAFARERS 
29m, DCP projection

 

Screening as part of our Stanley Kubrick retrospective.

  • Running Time 90 minutes
  • Director Stanley Kubrick