Vincente Minnelli’s famous musicals—among them Meet Me In St. Louis and An American In Paris—tend to eclipse his 1948 Technicolor flop The Pirate, one of his richest and strangest works. One of his kinkiest, too. Minnelli himself considered it a surrealist film… The theme of fantasy-as-agency fits an aesthete like Minnelli, but it remains a challenging idea. When Serafin plays the role of Macoco, Manuela, as the audience, has the reins.
April 07, 2017