Lilith Screen 2 articles

Lilith

1964

Lilith Poster
  • In filming the beauty and variety of [Seberg's] reflections, Schufftan heightens the spell Lilith casts over the patients, Vincent, and ultimately herself. Through Seberg and Beatty's vivid performances, Rossen explores the rival worlds of reality and fantasy, questioning the odds in both.

  • Bizarre angles, abrupt transitions, and superimpositions abound; a few times the residents and staff of Poplar Lodge are scattered in a pattern on the sanitarium's grounds that recalls the arrangement of bodies in that ultimate puzzle film Last Year at Marienbad (1961). But it is Seberg — haunting and fey, eons removed from the pixieish sphinx she played in Godard's Breathless (1960) — who most indelibly imprints the film with otherworldliness.