Film Comment magazine resurrects the lost art of the double feature with monthly pairings of cinematic classics, cult and otherwise. Enjoy two films for the price of one!
Five Days One Summer (Fred Zinnemann, 1982):
Set in 1932, Zinnemann’s impeccably crafted swan song details the unraveling of a covert love affair between a middle-aged doctor (Sean Connery) and his young niece (Betsy Brantley) during an Alpine mountaineering vacation, precipitated by the attentions of their attractive guide (Lambert Wilson).</p>
Julia (Fred Zinnemann, 1977):
Zinnemann’s penultimate film explores the test of courage faced by celebrated playwright Lillian Hellman (Jane Fonda), whose childhood friend, wealthy heiress Julia (Vanessa Redgrave), asks her to risk her life in the name of the anti-Nazi cause during a trip from Paris to Berlin in 1930s Europe.