Watched with live piano by Filipe Raposo.
All of them, witches. All of them are corrupted.
Rosemary's Baby is one of the best displays of human corruption in the history of film. It is a near perfect nightmare of paranoia and loss of control.
We hopelessly witness our beautiful angel, Rosemary, being tricked and taken advantage of. She is revolted and tries to rebel, but ultimately conforms to the authorities surrounding her. There is no way out. And this is shown masterfully. No scene could play out…
A man stands on a porch, he's knocking on the door, he wants answers. The house above him is imposing, we can see the light on, but we can't look inside. There's nothing the man can do. From our perspective, he is but an ant, standing in front of this enourmous force.
I saw Fallen Angels prior to this, and god damn, both of these films make for such a unique experience. In this one, what stands out the clearest is the innocence of the characters, their sweetness, the love, the euphoria and sadness. Above all, hope, born in a dream-like environment of neon and rain.