The retrospective of the 30th Torino Film Festival is dedicated to Joseph Losey.
Considered one of the major “European” filmmakers of the 1960s and ‘70s, a maestro on a par with Bergman and Antonioni for his ability to delve into the psychological, social and existential depths of his characters, he debuted in feature films in 1948 directing The Boy With Green Hair. Full-scale fame came in 1963 with The Servant, an ambiguous and obscure masterpiece about the relationships between classes, sexes and personalities. The screenplay was written by Harold Pinter.
Curated by Emanuela Martini, the retrospective will present the 37 feature films and shorts directed by Losey and will also feature a book of essays and reminiscences, edited by Castoro.