Houston Premieres film screening: Faust

International Film Circuit

Winner of the Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion, this idiosyncratic and playful reinvention of Goethe's classic play marks the return of Aleksandr Sokurov (Russian Ark; Alexandra). Sokurov's Faust immediately overthrows Goethe by adopting a broadly comic treatment grounded in scatological touches, slapstick and a nonstop barrage of dialogue. Mephistopheles is depicted as a clumsy and grotesque figure, while Faust is largely stripped of dignity and rendered absurd in Johannes Zeiler's tour de force performance.



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


$9 general admission; $7 MFAH members and seniors; $5 Film Buff members.
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