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Aired on 15 February 1970, the film marked the conclude of Ken Russell’s affiliation with the BBC

A controversial film which was banned for fifty years following 1 screening is currently being proven at Keswick Movie Competition.

Ken Russell’s Dance of the 7 Veils, about the German composer Richard Strauss, was aired by the BBC in February 1970.

Its sexual intercourse scenes and depiction of Strauss as a Nazi sympathiser drew complaints.

The Strauss household had been outraged and withdrew the legal rights to use his music, effectively banning the film until eventually his copyright ran out.

Now, 1 week following the copyright ban expired, the film will be proven for a 2nd time.

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The Strauss household withdrew the legal rights to the music, effectively banning future screenings for fifty years

The screening at the Theatre by the Lake will be hosted by Russell’s widow, Lisi.

“Cumbria was Ken’s non secular property, he arrived up to make his initially film Dante’s Inferno and he observed Skiddaw and purchased a property the upcoming working day,” she said.

“This was the area that Ken felt called to his soul, in the same way that music called to his soul, so had been are so glad to have it come about where it happened and where Ken’s coronary heart was and mine too, Keswick.”

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Throughout his job, Russell turned recognized for his controversial movies which includes Women In Enjoy, which featured Oliver Reed and Alan Bates wrestling nude

Competition programmer David Miller said: “I extensive wished to monitor Dance of the 7 Veils at Keswick for years so I have been monitoring dates when the ban could be lifted.

“Even following all this time, cutting through the lawful pink tape has been a problem… we are delighted to provide it property.”

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