Savage Messiah

Vorticist sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (Antony) becomes Russell's archetypal angry young man, scorching his way through a stereotyped collection of Edwardian culture figures, dashing off sculptures by candlelight. Henri's interesting relationship with the ageing authoress Sophie Brzeska (they decided to unite in name) is lost in the director's overriding credo that both art and films are a matter of how much energy you exert.

Release details

Duration: 103 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Ken Russell
Screenwriter: Christopher Logue
Cast: Dorothy Tutin
Scott Antony
Helen Mirren
Lindsay Kemp
Michael Gough
John Justin
Aubrey Richards
Peter Vaughan
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