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Couples, love triangles, friends, doppelgängers – all feature in these romantic comedies, dramas, satires and fantasy films. There’s visually extravagant movies from visionary directors, with a focus on auteurs, and a tour of European cinema movements in June.
4th May Strictly Ballroom 1992 PG 94 min
Directed by Baz LuhrmannStarring Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Barry Otto, Pat Thompson, Bill Hunter, Gia Carides
This feel-good hit from Australia is now a musical in the West End playing to excellent reviews!
Strictly Ballroom The Musical
11th May The Wedding Banquet 1993 15 106 min
In Mandarin with English subtitles, and in English
Directed by Ang Lee
Starring Winston Chao, Mitchell Lichtenstein, May Chin, Sihung Lung, Ah-Lei Gua
18th May Delicatessen 1991 15 99 min
In French with English subtitles
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro
Starring Dominique Pinon, Marie-Laure Dougnac, Jean-Claude Dreyfus
25th May The Lady Eve 1941 U 94 min
Directed by Preston Sturges
Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, William Demarest
A father-daughter team of card-sharp con-artists targets the wealthy passengers on a luxury liner.
Their next mark is a millionaire lacking in social graces, and she pulls every trick up her sleeve to get his money, including gambling, seduction, and going under disguise with a false identity. But flirtation gives way to feeling, as “Fonda and Stanwyck make a perfect couple – a glittering screwball comedy with fabulous dialogue.” Classy, witty and very sexy – Hollywood at its best.
From the writer-director of ‘Sullivan’s Travels’.
Nominated for the Academy Award for best writing.
Counted in the Top Ten Films of the year by the National Board of Review USA.
Named best film of the year by The New York Times.
1st June Jules et Jim 1962 PG 106 min
In French with English subtitles
Directed by Francois Truffaut
Starring Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre
In 1910s belle époque Paris, an Austrian and a Frenchman become best friends, and are instantly enthralled and enamoured with the same free-spirited woman. Their loves and lives intercross over years of war, intimacy and affairs. Catherine is a captivating enigma, embodied by Jeanne Moreau in her signature role. This popular French New Wave sensation is “a romantic roller-coaster of a movie, it’s fast, funny, stylish and affecting all at once.”
Named best European film by Danish critics.
Best foreign director from Italian critics.
8th June Marriage Italian Style 1964 12 101 min
In Italian with English subtitles
Directed by Vittorio De Sica
Starring Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni
A rich Naples businessman and his tenacious mistress spend decades in an on-off courtship, deceiving each other and dodging commitment. This Comedy Italian Style boasts two of its biggest and brightest stars, bringing radiant chemistry, heat and heart to a genre that finds irony and laughter in matters of social status and battles of the sexes.
From the director of ‘Bicycle Thieves’ and ‘Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’.
Italian academy awards for best film, director, actor and actress.
Oscar nominations for best foreign language film and best actress.
15th June Daisies 1966
15 73 minutes
In Czech with English subtitles
Directed by Vera Chytilova
Starring Jitka Cerhova, Ivana Karbanova
Two young women rebel against a spoiled world and oppressive society by going bad – pulling pranks, causing chaos and raising anarchy. Feminism, surrealism, psychedelia and the absurd abound in this playful Czech New Wave farce. “A riotous, punk-rock poem of a film that is both hilarious and mind-warpingly innovative, ‘Daisies’ continues to provoke, stimulate and entertain.”
Winner of the Grand Prix from Belgian critics.
22nd June Ali: Fear Eats the Soul 1974 12A 93 min
In German with English subtitles
Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Starring Brigitte Mira, El Hedi ben Salem
A lonely widow meets a younger man, a migrant worker from Morocco, and their unlikely friendship buds into an affair, but their relationship is prone to their differences, family reactions and public prejudice. This acclaimed masterpiece of New German Cinema was inspired by Hollywood melodramas, and its realism and simplicity are just as beautiful.
Best actress prize at the German Film Awards.
29th JuneThe Double Life of
15 98 min
In Polish and French with English subtitles
Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski
Starring Irene Jacob, Philippe Volter, Halina Gryglaszewska, Wladyslaw Kowalski
Two women look identical in appearance and live parallel existences – one in Krakow, Poland; one in Paris, France; both musicians – and though they remain unaware of each other, they feel strange stirrings of their personal bond. This is a mesmeric, dream-like art film about destiny and decisions.
From the director of ‘Camera Buff’, ‘Dekalog’, and the ‘Three Colours’ trilogy.
Winner of the audience award at the Warsaw film festival.
Winner of best actress and the critics prize at Cannes.
Named best foreign film by several critics groups in France and USA, and a best music prize.