The Girl on a Motorcycle

1968, 91m, 35mm, UK/France

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Screened September 8–11, 2018

Part of the program

Celebrated Black Narcissus cinematographer Cardiff’s hat trick in his storied career came with this psychedelic erotic drama, which he directed, shot, and co-wrote, adapting André Pieyre de Mandiargues’ novel. Also known as Naked Under Leather: both titles allude to ’60s singer Marianne Faithfull, in her first major acting gig, wheelie-ing from hubby Roger Mutton to lover Delon (also producer here) and checking the rearview mirror for mod memories.

Print courtesy of the British Film Institute

A film by Jack Cardiff