Diabolique: Everything Gets Boring

Continuing my trip through the BFI Flipside series on Diabolique, the next slice of British youth alienation is Deep End, Jerzy Skolimowski’s meditation on disappointment, disillusionment, obsession, and the uneven bargain between men and women during the Sexual Revolution.

It’s a film about the awkwardness of transition and the disillusionment that inevitably follows a time of lofty idealism, released as the dying days of the Summer of Love were giving way to the cynicism of the ’70s; when the shift in the social mores of western society that had been championed in the ’60s hit the brick wall of entrenched social conservatism; when people swept up in the promise of revolution had to face the reality of promises not kept.

Full Article: Everything Gets Boring: Grappling with Disappointment in Deep End