Kuk og Parfyme film screenings 2009
Kuk og Parfyme screened these films in 2009:
Society, director: Brian Yuzna Fireworks, Puce Moments, Invocation of my Demon Brothers, Lucifer Rising, director: Kenneth Anger (introduction by Nicolas Siepen) Tornerose var et vakkert barn, director: Jytte Rex (introduction by Åsa Sonjasdotter) Matthew Barney: No Restraint, director: Alison Chernik Ur kärlekens språk, director: Torgny Wickman WR: Organsimens Mysterier, director: Dusan Makavejev I drink your blood, director: David E. Durston Death bed: The bed that eats, director: George Barry
Ur kärlekens språk (1969)
director: Torgny Wickman
September 25 19:00
length: 98 min
Language of Love (Swedish: Ur kärlekens språk) is a 1969 Swedish sex educational film directed by Torgny Wickman. It was an international success.
It gained publicity when 30,000 people gathered on Trafalgar Square in London to protest against a nearby movie theatre showing it, one of the protesters being pop singer Cliff Richard. Lord Longford and Raymond Blackburn decided to pursue a matter of pornography classification for the film Language of Love into theCourt of Appeal and lost the writ of mandamus against the Police Commissioner, who had refused to intrude upon the British Board of Film Classification remit. United States customs were known to have confiscated copies of the film. Following such events, it was marketed as a sexploitation film of the "white coater" variety in some places[which?] — a pornographic film masquerading as a documentary or scientific film.
The film had two sequels, Mera ur kärlekens språk in 1970 and Kärlekens XYZ in 1971. In 1973 the three films were edited together into a new film, Det bästa ur Kärlekens språk-filmerna ("The Best from the Language of Love Films").
Mera ur kärlekens språk (More from the Language of Love) had equally successful box office though it dealt more with alternate sexuality and lifestyles and also with the disabled.
Remakes of the first two films appeared in 2004 (Kärlekens språk a.k.a. Kärlekens språk 2000) and in 2009 (Mera ur kärlekens språk), both directed by Anders Lennberg.
The film included split screen visions of couples having sex with Ravel's Bolero playing in the background.
W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)
sunday 11.10.09 19.00
by Serbian director Dušan Makavejev (born 1932) that explores the relationship between communist politics and sexuality, as well as exploring the life and work of Austrian-American psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich (1897–1957)
length: 84 min
A dense film that cuts up footage of a primary plot of two young Yugoslavian girls,
one a politico and the other a sexpot, and an affair with a visiting Russian skater.
Mixing metaphors of Russia's relationship with Yugoslavia, intercut with footage
and interviews with Wilhelm Reich and Al Goldstein of Screw magazine.
The film applies Reich's theories of Orgone energy and analogies of Stalinism as a form of
Freudian sexual repression.
Was banned in Yugoslavia shortly after it was made.
I drink your blood (1970)
director: David E. Durston
I Drink Your Blood is a cult horror film originally released in 1970. The film was written and directed by David E. Durston, produced by Jerry Gross, and starred Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury and Lynn Lowry (who is uncredited in the film).
Like many B-movies of its time, I Drink Your Blood was a Times Square exploitation film and drive-in theater staple.
Death Bed: The bed that eats (1977)
director: George Barry
A large, black, four-poster bed, possessed by a demon, is passed from owner to owner. The Demon was a tree, who became a breeze and seemingly fell in love with a woman he blew past. The demon then took human form and conjured up a bed. While he was making love with the woman she died and his eyes bled onto the bed, causing it to become possessed. Those who come into contact with the bed are frequently consumed by it (victims are pulled into what is apparently a large chamber of digestive fluids beneath the sheets). The bed demonstrates a malevolent intelligence as well as some psychokinetic and limited telepathic abilities to manipulate dreams.