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7.5
/10
360 Ratings

Lilith

Directed by Robert Rossen
United States, 1964
Drama

Synopsis

Young therapist Vincent (Warren Beatty) is a war veteran who works at a private sanitarium. Vincent’s life gradually becomes unhinged as he falls for Lilith (Jean Seberg), an unstable and highly manipulative patient. Stephen (Peter Fonda), another patient, also becomes enamored with Lilith…

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Lilith Directed by Robert Rossen

Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

1965 | Nominee: Best Actress - Drama

Critics reviews

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.
July 14, 2015
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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.
February 01, 2013
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