“Treat it like a wobbly, precocious demo from a 24-year-old with mighty aspirations, filled with hints of what he would become, and you’ll be properly enthralled.”
“If FEAR AND DESIRE is uneven and sometimes reveals an experimental rather than a polished exterior, its overall effect is entirely worthy of the sincere effort put into it.”
—The New York Times
Stanley Kubrick’s first narrative feature FEAR AND DESIRE, an anti-war war movie, shows ample promise — even with its microscopic budget — of the filmmaker’s developing genius. It screens with Kubrick’s early short in-color doc, THE SEAFARERS, also newly restored.