[Chopin’s Youth and Lolita]

Chopin’s Youth and Lolita

Part of the SummerScape film series: Chopin and the Image of Romanticism

Chopin’s Youth
(Aleksander Ford, 1952, Poland, 121 minutes)

Lolita
(Stanley Kubrick, 1962, UK/USA, 152 minutes)

Aleksander Ford gives a new ideological significance to Chopin’s life in his socialist realist biopic. Chopin’s music is used with comic irony in Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s novel.


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