Metrograph Pictures

Duet for Cannibals
Duet for Cannibals
Director: Susan Sontag
1969 / 105 / DCP
Cast: Adriana Asti, Gösta Ekman, Lars Ekborg

Now Playing
Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, MA | TICKETS
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Upcoming Bookings
December 14 | Cleveland Cinematheque, Cleveland, OH
December 17-19 | Guild Cinema, Albuquerque, NM
December 21-29 | Time & Space Limited, Hudson, NY
January 8-12 | Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA
January 15 | Nightletter, Philadelphia, PA
January 15 | Alamo Drafthouse, Denver, CO
February 7 | Union Cinema, Milwaukee, WI
February 7 | UCLA Film & Television Archive, Los Angeles, CA 
March 3 | Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
March 11-15 | FilmBar, Phoenix, AZ

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Essayist, novelist, critic, cinephile, and all-around intellectual dynamo Sontag made her directorial debut with this definition-defying, dryly funny psychological serio-comedy, the result of a Swedish studio’s invitation to her to make a film in Stockholm. The result, revolving around the quadrangular relationship between an arrogant ex-revolutionist German intellectual exile, his elegant wife, their Swedish student secretary, and the earnest secretary’s bride-to-be, is a roundelay of partner-swapping that gradually drifts towards uncharted territory, gamesmanship that broaches the surreal and violent. Defying literal-minded interpretation, Duet for Cannibals is both an illustrative companion to Sontag’s criticism, and introduction of a startlingly original filmmaker.

Previous Bookings
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
Metrograph, New York, NY
Camera Obscura Fifth Annual Report, Petaluma, CA
Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY
Ryder Film Series, Bloomington, IN
Doc Films, Chicago, IL
The Roxie, San Francisco, CA
Northwest Film Center, Portland, OR