|Sat 19th March||4.30pm|
Dir: Elia Kazan | USA | 1951 | 127 mins
Cast: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter
One of the finest screen adaptations of Tennessee Williams’ plays, Elia Kazan’s (East of Eden) A Streetcar Named Desire seethes with an intensely claustrophobic hot-house atmosphere, and features a superb young Marlon Brando. He’s simply electrifying as Stanley Kowalski, in brutish conflict with his fragile sister-in-law Blanche (Vivien Leigh), who comes to visit her pregnant younger sister in New Orleans. A blistering study of ‘50s sexual repression and a masterfully compelling story, it’s a landmark film and probably Kazan’s and Brando’s best collaboration.
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