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in the ceremony, shot in iceland in the summer of 1956, one of the directors most admired works, alexander mackendrick explores the perennial question of human nature and explores the enduring power of magic. a reclusive village in iceland, whose people are supposed to be past witches and sorcerers, has a modern woman (monica vitti) as its priest. despite the villagers' superstitions, she begins to show them the ways of modern life. according to her, priests are the very wizards that persuaded the europeans to build the dark satanic mills. as the villagers react to her, she feels the force of their belief, which scares her and warms her. in the ceremony, the groupthink of the village manifests itself in an incredibly noisy, dark, and actually very funny scene, where a group of villagers arrive to a wedding and fight over a torn prayer. the road to freedom requires a deepgoing change of mind and heart.

at its 1974 film workshop directing seminar, the city of paris-le-grand organized a retrospective of the early films of the new york-based experimental filmmaker alexander mackendrick. the event, which also included the screening of mackendricks later work, introduced the great worldwide audiences to the early phase of his oeuvre. the 30 short films that were shown over the course of the three-week festival drew an enthusiastic audience, although mackendrick remained oblivious to the accolades. the exhibition also served to illustrate the fact that the french film industry was in no way anxious to embrace this american filmmaker, and that in his eyes they were a bunch of timid amateurs. 3d9ccd7d82




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