Bitter Victory
Saturday 3 December 2022 / 6:30 p.m. / Ponrepo
Director: Nicholas Ray / Cast: Richard Burton, Curd Jürgens, Ruth Roman, Raymond Pellegrin etc. / Year of Production: 1958 / Country: USA / Runtime: 102 min. / Language: English / Subtitles: Czech / 15+
Richard Burton stars in this classic war drama.
Bitter Victory holds first place in Godard’s ranking of the ten best films of 1957. For the young critic, Nicholas Ray’s wartime drama represented the quintessence of cinema – modern characters, natural acting, the demolition of the barrier between fiction and reality. Cinematic auteurship had finally been given full expression: “There was theater (Griffith), poetry (Murnau), painting (Rossellini), dance (Eisenstein), music (Renoir). Henceforth there is cinema. And the cinema is Nicholas Ray.”