{Night.Cinema}: Eyes Wide Shut

directed by Stanley Kubrick, UK/ USA 1999, 159'

The Christmas film is essentially a separate genre, often using other film genres as a foundationfamily films, romantic comedies, action films. The history of cinema knows hundreds of examples of more or less successful Christmas tales, but if we were to point to the most perverse and impish Christmas films, it would be Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut.

The masters Swan Song is a story about a New York physician and his wife engaging in sexual fantasies. The film is an adaptation of the book Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzleran Austrian writer from the turn of the 19th and 20th centurya friend of Zygmunt Freud. The spirit of psychoanalysis and the secrets of the Viennese bourgeoisie also rises in Kubrick's film. And everything just before Christmas.