Isadora – Karel Reisz (1968)

1960s: Days of Rage


Isadora (also known as The Loves of Isadora) is a 1968 biographical drama film directed by Karel Reisz from a screenplay written by Melvyn Bragg, Margaret Drabble, and Clive Exton adapted from the books My Life by Isadora Duncan and Isadora, an Intimate Portrait by Sewell Stokes. The film follows the life of American pionering modern contemporary dance artist and choreographer Isodora Duncan, who performed to great acclaim throughout the US and Europe during the 19th century. A co-production between the United Kingdom and France, it stars Vanessa Redgrave as Duncan and also features James Fox, Jason Robards, and John Fraser in supporting roles. Isadora premiered at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival where it competed for the Palme d’Or with Redgrave winning the Best Actress Prize.[3] The film was theatrically released on 18 December 1968 by Universal Pictures to generally positive…

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