‘Lola Montes’: A movie that almost provoked a riot, long ago

Perhaps the Parisian audience that attended the premiere of Max Ophüls’ Lola Montès in 1955 was expecting something really juicy, a kind of high-class bodice ripper. What the crowd got instead was a strange modernist spectacle. The film reportedly provoked so much hooting and heckling that police were called in to keep order. Read more [...]