In 1979, Roman Polanski broke out of the more claustrophobic spaces of his early thrillers like Repulsion, Rosemary’s Baby, and The Tenant with Tess, an exquisitely detailed adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic book Tess of the d’Urbervilles, proving his breathtaking adeptness at expansive, novelistic cinema. This Sunday, viewers at the Cleveland Institute of Art can see that film, starring Nastassja Kinski in a breakout performance as a peasant girl who learns she may have noble lineage, on the big screen. For a sample of the film’s gorgeous, open-air—and Oscar-winning—cinematography, watch a clip below.
Two Stark Visions of the American Underbelly Hit the Big Screen
A new restoration of the groundbreaking vérité documentary Streetwise joins its companion piece, Tiny: the Life of Eric Blackwell, at New York’s Metrograph theater this weekend.