Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

11 October 2014

The Briefest of Reviews from 1972

Catsplay is a strange, strange movie. It is a kind of memory-piece told in fits and starts. A kind of meditation on the way the past sort of never leaves, how the past is always still a part of the present. So far so good, but there is rather too much about cats in Catsplay for my taste. As far as I can tell, this Hungarian movie was never released in the United States, and IMDb dates this movie as 1974, but that is plainly an impossibility. But it is an intriguing little picture about an old woman in love with a faded but persistent opera singer, as well as the memories the woman shares with her (uptight and pretentious) older sister.