Secret Ceremony


Secret Ceremony (1968)


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This film was based on a prize-winning short story by Argentine civil servant Marco Denevi. Leonora is an aging prostitute who becomes convinced that Cenci is her daughter -- who supposedly died in infancy. Cenci knows that she is in fact Leonora's niece, but Leonora will not be dissuaded.


Critic Reviews for Secret Ceremony

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

Losey has shown skill at conjuring up corruption and terror. Here he is undone by his scenarist, George Tabori, who attempts a ghostly esthetic melodrama in the style of Henry James.

Mar 23, 2011 | Full Review…
TIME Magazine
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Moody, leisurely developed and handsomely produced.

Jul 22, 2008 | Full Review…
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Losey's mannered direction, somehow entirely appropriate, makes for a memorable film.

Feb 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
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Joseph Losey's best film in years.

May 9, 2005 | Full Review…

If there's a secret, director Joseph Losey isn't letting the audience in on it.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

A murky, moody psychological scare story with more holes than a Swiss cheese.

Mar 23, 2011 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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