This drama charts the life inside Viceroy's House, the sumptuous Delhi home of the British rulers of India, and the momentous political decisions that led to the Partition of India. For six months, iconic British statesmen Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) assumed the post of last Viceroy, and had the responsibility of working out the details of Indian independence and simultaneous British withdrawal. Mountbatten lived upstairs together with his wife (Gillian Anderson) and daughter, downstairs lived their 5,000 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite took their seats upstairs to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted throughout the House as a new India is broken apart into three countries (India, Pakistan and Bangladesh). Co-stars Michael Gambon, Simon Callow and Manish Dayal and directed by 'Bend it Like Beckham' director Gurinder Chadha.
UK/India 2017 Gurinder Chadha 106m
Rosemary Coxon , Education Officer at CCANP, invites you to join her for three sessions to look at the roles actresses played in three significant periods of British film history - the 1940's to 50's,the 1960's and the 20th Century
Has the perception of women in film and in society changed over these years and if not, why not?
By looking at a host of film clips and the opinions of critics, actresses and directors we will try to find answers to these questions. Please join us at the cinema!
(Studio - Tickets £14 for three sessions - or £6 each)
Fri 24 Mar 13:30, Fri 31 Mar 13:30 & Fri 7 Apr 13:30
59-year-old Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle, but now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with a single mother Katie (Hayley Squires) and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie's only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn't know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man's land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of 'striver and skiver' in modern day Britain. Loach tells his tale straight and with the confidence of someone who knows that they have a story to tell, with no need for bells and whistles. It's a spare film, muted in colour and unflashy - and it's all the more powerful and urgent for it. The quiet beauty of "I, Daniel Blake" - the reason it's the rare political drama that touches the soul - is that we believe, completely, in these people standing in front of us, as Ken Loach and the actors have imagined them. And when the movie ends, we feel like we won't forget them.
UK/France 2016 Ken Loach 100m
Loach is an English film and television director known for his naturalistic, social realist directing style and for his socialism, which are evident in his film treatment of social issues such as homelessness and labour rights. Unlike virtually all his contemporaries, Loach has never succumbed to the siren call of Hollywood, and it's virtually impossible to imagine his particular brand of British socialist realism translating well to that context. From 'Poor Cow' (1967) and 'Kes' (1969) in his early years, to the more recent 'The Wind that Shakes the Barley' (2006) and 'Looking for Eric' (2007) he has proved to be one of the most consistent directors of our age.
UK 2016 Louise Osmond
Ralph Fiennes, Sylvie Testud and Aleksandr Baluev star in this Russian adaptation of Ivan Turgenev's play which had its UK premiere at our 2015 Chichester International Film Festival.
Married to a wealthy landowner, Natalya (Anna Vartanyan) laments losing her allure over the opposite sex as middle age approaches and finds herself increasingly jealous of her adopted daughter Vera (Anna Levanova)'s youthful beauty. The camera captures the period detail and the hazy summer beautifully and Ralph Fiennes is subtly splendid acting in Russian. (Subtitles)
Russia 2014 Vera Glagoleva 104m
This digitally re-mastered Spanish classic is by the director of 'The Spirit of the Beehive'.
This is the story of Estrella (Iciar Bollain), a little girl from Southern Spain who has been uprooted to the North. Estrella maintains a sentimentalized attachment to the region of her birth, an attachment manifested in her love for her father (Omero Antonutti). The girl's rose-coloured memories are shattered when she learns that her beloved dad once carried on affair with a Southern woman-and that the flames of passion still smoulder within him. Victor Erice's first film ('The Spirit of the Beehive') is a masterpiece - an honour that can be bestowed on very few arthouse directors. Like that film, 'El Sur' draws on childhood memories and imagination. Estrella, might well be a grown-up version of Isabel from 'The Spirit of the Beehive'. (Subtitles)
Spain/France 1983 Víctor Erice 95m
Made under the Franco regime, Victor Erice’s astonishing 1973 debut is quite simply one of the most remarkable, influential and purely poignant films to emerge from the 1970s.
An audacious critique of the disastrous legacy of the Spanish Civil War, it is set in a rural 1940s Spanish village haunted by betrayal and regret. Existing in a highly evocative dreamlike state, it’s a powerfully symbolic, richly allegorical tale that is as unique as it is beautiful. Showing in conjunction with Erice’s later lesser known masterpiece ‘El Sur’ (1983). (Subtitles) Spain 1973 Victor Erice 97m
Makhmalbaf made the film in Iran in 1990, but it was banned by Iranian censors. In 2016, some parts of the original negative were stolen from the archives of the Iranian censor and smuggled to the West allowing Makhmalbaf to restore the film. The restored version opened the Venice Classics section of the 2016 Venice Film Festival.
The film tells the story of an anthropologist and his daughter, and it unfolds during three different periods: before, during and after the Islamic Revolution. The daughter works in ER at a local hospital, where she treats suicidal patients. The reason behind each suicide attempt is different, especially before and after the Revolution. Looking for a reason to be alive, one of the suicidal patients falls in love with the anthropologist’s daughter. However it is a forbidden love with some unexpected consequences. (Subtitles) Iran 1990/2016 Mohsen Makhmalbaf 63m
Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal Ballet's youngest ever principal. At the peak of his success, aged 25, he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction by stardom - his talent more a burden than a gift. From archive footage of Polunin training at the age of 6 to be an Olympic gymnast, to intimate material shot by both his parents, and in-depth interviews with family, friends, colleagues through to footage of Sergei's life on and off the stage now, we witness every step of his journey.
UK/Russia 2017 Steven Cantor 85m
With strong resonances of 'All About My Mother', Almodóvar's new film sees him back on familiar female territory with his typical striking visual style and remarkable storytelling. Julieta (played by two actresses - Adriana Ugarte as her younger self and Emma Suárez as the older woman) has a chance meeting in the street with an old friend, who brings her up to speed with various friends and relations, not least her daughter whom it transpires she has not seen since she was 18. The girl, Antia, disappeared while on a mountain retreat but despite Julieta's considerable efforts to find her, remained elusive. Almodóvar proves again that he is a master of delving deep into the female psyche. His distinctive voice grows in texture and depth with each new production. A beautiful film. (Subtitles)
Spain 2016 Pedro Almodóvar 96m
Captured on tour and 'off-duty' this almost lost and forgotten documentary concert film showcases one of the world's most respected singer song writers. Following Leonard Cohen on his 1972 World Tour - featuring performances in Berlin, Vienna, Copenhagen and Israel, this is an exciting release of a once controversial film, directed by legendary prize winning film maker, Tony Palmer. Fresh and exhilarating Cohen's artistry and creative force soars through 19 classic performances, including 'Famous', 'Blue Raincoat', 'Sisters of Mercy' and 'So Long Mariane' and features some of his most rousing and thought-provoking poetry. 'Bird on a Wire' has been painstakingly restored & reedited from recently discovered footage.
UK 1972/2012 Tony Palmer 105m
The encounter, apparent betrayal and finally life-affirming friendship between an Amazonian shaman (the last survivor of his people) and two foreign scientists.
Karamakate (Nilbio Torres and Antonio Bolivar) is a Shaman who lives by himself in an ultra-remote corner of the Amazon, since his tribe has been wiped out by white rubber barons. One day a canoe approaches the young Karamakate carrying a German anthropologist, Theo (Jan Bijvoet), who is deathly ill, and his loyal traveling companion, a one-time Amazonian slave named Manduca (Yauenku Migue). Shot in stunningly effective black-and-white, which gives it an old-time documentary look, it captures the grandeur of the rain forest and the earthiness of Karamakate's world. Sprirtuality is central to that world, and he has all sorts of mind-bending herbs (and philosophies) at his disposal. This is gripping, challenging, engrossing, from beginning to end. A seriously good film!
Columbia 2015 Ciro Guerra 119m
Victoria (Laia Costa) is a young woman from Madrid who meets a fun-loving quartet of men at an underground German nightclub in the wee hours. They are "real Berliners," they tell her. What they are not are daylight bank robbers, but that iss what they are pressured into being, with the collegial Victoria deciding to help her new-found friends at dawn. With no cutaways, the film's story and the momentum of the unlikely robbers seems as unstoppable as the camera. The characters are confused, adrenalized and breathless, as are you. (Some subtitles)
Germany 2015 Sebastian Schipper 140m
Born in 1868, Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) was a child prodigy as a pianist who performed at the White House in her youth, but fell into poverty after an arm injury left her unable to play the piano. While living with her mother in New York, Jenkins began to dream of becoming an opera singer - despite her lack of natural talent. She fell in love with St Clair Bayfield, a British Shakespearean actor (Hugh Grant) who supported her ambition, and later became her agent and common-law husband. Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Helberg ('The Big Bang Theory's Howard) also co-star in this biopic directed by Stephen Frears ('The Queen', 'Philomena').
UK 2016 Stephen Frears
Alan Bennett’s hilarious social satire.
This hilarious play is more than just a send-up of the Whitehall farces which abounded in the West End during the 1970s, and is a tribute to the many rich strands of British comedy-writing at the time. Like a saucy Magill postcard as retouched by Magritte, or an end-of-the pier romp reorganised by Joe Orton, it describes how a collection of stock types from the “plush silk-stockinged district of Brighton’s Hove” find themselves propelled into the Permissive Society, as observed through the ironic eye of Alan Bennett.
29,30,31 MARCH &
1 APRIL 2017 at 7.30
and Sat Matinee at 2.30
at the New Park Centre Auditorium
Tickets £10 U-18s £6
Much loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's stunningly beautiful production. The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists' romanticized views of Japan. Puccini's music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente) of his young, innocent bride. Well known moments include the impassioned aria 'Un bel di' (One Fine Day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts this intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacrifice. Starring Ermonela Jaho, Marcelo Puente, Scott Hendricks, Elizabeth DeShong.
180m approx including interval.
As the film starts, Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) find themselves in a traffic jam, where drivers start jumping out of their cars to joyously sing and dance. This wondrous (and technically accomplished) scene, which received a deserved round of applause at the Venice Premiere, tells us what kind of film to expect: a musical that's set in the exasperating present day, but which has its heart in the harmonious past. Mia is an aspiring actress who moved to Hollywood years ago, but the closest she has been to the movie business is working in a Warner Bros backlot canteen. Sebastian is just as far from where he wants to be. A jazz obsessive, he longs to open a nightclub where he can improvise on the piano while wearing tailored three-piece suits, but instead he has to plod through Christmas songs in a restaurant whose owner is so stern that he's played by JK Simmons. Chazelle's follow-up to the acclaimed 'Whiplash' is knowingly romantic and defiantly nostalgic. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
USA 2016 Damien Chazelle 126m
A feel-good British road comedy starring two legends of UK and US cinema (and television) – Joan Collins and Pauline Collins.
Determined to gate-crash her ex-lover's funeral at the glamorous French hideaway Île-de-Ré, former Hollywood siren Helen (Joan Collins) escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla (Pauline Collins), a repressed English housewife stuck in a bad marriage. Pooling their limited resources, they hit the road in a race to get to French Riviera, becoming entangled in a love triangle with a reclusive Italian millionaire (Franco Nero) along the way. On this unforgettable journey, they find true friendship in one another - and have the time of their lives.
UK 2016 Roger Goldby 105m
The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.
This triptych of subtly interlocking stories features some of the year’s best performances: Laura Dern plays a lawyer living in a tiny town where nothing much happens outside your random hostage situation; Michelle Williams is building a home on a scenic patch of land outside town; and Kristen Stewart is a young lawyer in training who has agreed to teach a weekly night course. This is a film about women’s fraught relationships to their environments - in this case, the vast expanse of the American West - and the constricting backdrop of others’ expectations. As with all of Reichardt's films (‘Wendy & Lucy’, ‘Meek’s Cutoff’, ‘Old Joy’), the gems are in the smallest moments - the half smiles, the non-reactions and the silences between two people barely connecting.
USA 2016 Kelly Reichardt 107m
Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare's classic comedy of mistaken identity.
A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.
Simon Godwin (NT Live: 'Man and Superman', NT Live: 'The Beaux Stratagem') directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig ('Episodes') as a transformed Malvolia. An ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby ('Flowers', 'Jericho'), Tamara Lawrence ('Undercover'), Doon Mackichan ('Smack the Pony') and Daniel Ezra ('The Missing', 'Undercover'). Running time 210m approx including interval.
Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
Based on David Grann's bestseller, this is the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region.
Fawcett leaves behind his spirited wife Nina (Sienna Miller) in 1906 on what promises to be a two-year venture into the dense jungle with his close army comrade Henry Costin (Robert Pattinson) and a tiny band of guides and porters. Threats both natural and human lurk everywhere. From here, we watch Fawcett on further expeditions in the jungle, spending time with his family back in England, and also fighting in the trenches of the Somme. As a work of filmmaking, it’s an immediate classic, fit to stand beside the best of Werner Herzog and Stanley Kubrick – though it’s also entirely its own thing.
USA 2017 James Gray 141m
The final presentation in the Boshoi's cinema season is a brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov in a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi.
Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passions. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him…"Give me everything, it is still not enough." This story based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin is adapted from Mikhail Lermontov's literary masterpiece, three separate tales recounting Pechorin's heartbreaking betrayals. Is he a real hero? Or is he just a man like any other?
This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi. Music: Ilya Demutsky | Choreography: Yuri Possokhov | Libretto: Kirill Serebrennikov | Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps De Ballet
Running time 2hrs 45 mins approx including intervals.
Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
A koala impresario stages a grand singing competition for the world's animals in order to save his elegant theater in this quirky animated musical.
In a plot line that combines elements of old backstage musicals with X Factor-like talent shows, Buster Moon (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) is the koala who runs a grand but decaying old theatre. He’s out of money and the bank is about to foreclose on him. In a last-ditch effort to keep the theatre going, he stages a singing competition. It’s cheery, toe-tapping fare that kids are bound to enjoy and that has plenty of nostalgia and in-jokes to keep the adults laughing too. The music is incessant and very well chosen, and the cast includes Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Saunders and many more.
USA 2016 Garth Jennings 108m
Based on one of the most overlooked tragedies of the 20th Century this is a powerful story of love, honour, rebellion and survival as seen through the eyes of two young lovers caught in the ravages of Joseph Stalin's genocidal policies against Ukraine in the 1930s.
As Stalin advances the ambitions of the burgeoning Soviet Union, a young artist named Yuri (Max Irons) battles to survive famine, imprisonment and torture to save his childhood sweetheart Natalka (Samantha Barks) from the "Holodomor," the death-by-starvation program which ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians. Against this tragic backdrop, Yuri escapes from a Soviet prison and joins the anti-Bolshevik resistance movement as he battles to reunite with Natalka and continue the fight for a free Ukraine. Filmed on location in Ukraine, this epic love story brings to light one of the most devastating chapters of modern Europe. The stellar cast also includes Barry Pepper, Tamer Hassan and Terence Stamp.
Canada 2017 George Mendeluk 103m
The iconic first lady is given emotional complexity and rich understanding through a stirring and ambitious performance by Natalie Portman in director Pablo Larraín's powerful film. It's less a biopic than an experimental character study - an effective one - looking at Jackie's private life in the traumatic days following her husband's assassination. 'Jackie' finds humanity in the pomp and splendour, and a deep empathy for those who must always live in the public eye and are not even allowed to mourn in their own way. There is real grace, sorrow, and beauty to this rich and rewarding cinematic experience.
USA/Chile/France 2016 Pablo Larraín 99m
A successful businesswoman (Isabelle Huppert) gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.
Michèle is the Head of a successful company - she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game - a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control. ‘Elle’ is a serious and deeply reasoned film about rape, not solely from the director’s point of view, but from Michèle herself, (and by proxy, Huppert) who undertakes an intellectual examination of her rape and rapist. Huppert won the 2017 Golden Globe for Best Actress for this performance.
France 2016 Paul Verhoeven 130m
The story of world-renowned Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing (David Tenant) and his unique community at Kingsley Hall, East London, during the 1960's.
‘Mad To Be Normal’ reveals the story of the famous psychiatrist and one of Scotland’s greatest ever minds. Working out of Kingsley Hall in East London throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Laing performed various daring experiments on people who were diagnosed as mentally disturbed. His revolutionary methods involved experimenting with LSD on his patients and practicing a form of self-healing known as metanoia, causing outrage and controversy in the medical profession and radically changing attitudes and perceptions of mental health around the world. The cast includes David Tennant, Michael Gambon, Elisabeth Moss and Gabriel Byrne.
USA 2017 Robert Mullen 105m
We are delighted to welcome director Robert Mullen for a Q&A after the Friday screening. He returns to New Park after having given UK Premieres to his three previous films, all made in Lithuania, including ‘We Will Sing’.
Brendan Gleeson and Michael Fassbender star in this story set across three generations of the Cutler family who live as outlaws in their own anarchic corner of Britain's richest countryside.
Chad Cutler (Fassbender) is heir apparent to his bruising criminal father Colby (Gleeson) and has been groomed to spend his life hunting, thieving and tormenting the police. But with his own son, Tyson (Georgie Smith) coming of age, Chad soon finds himself locked in a battle with his father for the future of his young family. When Colby learns of Chad's dreams for another life he sets out to tie his son and grandson into the archaic order that has bound the Cutler family for generations. Featuring incredible performances and an astonishing score, this is at once an exhilarating crime thriller and a profoundly moving story about love and family.
UK 2016 Adam Smith 99m
Kristen Stewart is excellent as Maureen in Olivier Assayas's magnificently unconventional Paris-set ghost story.
Grieving the recent death of her twin brother, she continually visits his Paris home, determined to make contact with him. Maureen, a Personal Shopper by day and amatuer medium by night, spends nights in Lewis’s dark and rambling mansion, hoping he’ll keep their oath to each other to get in touch from the other side, whoever goes first. Amid all the shifting mirrored surfaces and hazy ambiguities of Assayas's bewitching, brazenly unconventional ghost story, this much can be said with certainty: Kristen Stewart has become agreat actress. The former 'Twilight' star was a standout feature of Assayas's last film, 'Clouds of Sils Maria', quietly and confidently standing alongside the skill of Juliette Binoche.
USA 2016 Oliver Assayas 105m
A deceptively simple drama that hooks you from the very beginning, about a Spanish family and its thousand-year-old olive tree.
The family of impulsive Alba (Anna Castillo) has fallen on hard times, and they’ve been forced into abandoning olive oil production for poultry farming. We follow the determined Alba as she sets out across Europe to reclaim her grandfather’s beloved ancient olive tree from the German company who bought it, and now use it as their logo. Combining social critique with a deeply human story about the broken and unbroken bonds between generations, this yarn about a woman’s literal and spiritual quest to recover a symbolically significant tree from its new corporate owners is, like the best work of Bollaín, and colleague and mentor Ken Loach, cinema that cares and wants to make the world better.
Spain / Germany 2016 Icíar Bollaín 100m
George Balanchine's evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant 3 part ballet classic with music by Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
The French Romantic music of Fauré provides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of 'Emeralds', while the fire of 'Rubies' comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with the splendour of Imperial Russia and the peerless music of Tchaikovsky in 'Diamonds'. 'Jewels' is a masterclass in the many luminous facets of classical ballet and indeed of The Royal Ballet itself: the virtuoso choreography of Balanchine, the intensity of the soloists and the precision of the entire Company. Conductor - Pavel Sorokin.
165m approx including 2 intervals.
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made ‘The Lego Movie’ a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego Batman - stars in his own big-screen adventure.
The plot has the supremely arrogant Bruce Wayne/Batman (the gravelly-voiced Will Arnett) having to come to terms with the lone wolf life he’s embraced as a result of losing his parents as a child. To that end he’ll have to learn to become part of a team - butler Alfred (Ralph Fiennes), new police commissioner Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson) and Dick Grayson (Michael Cera), the orphan he accidentally adopts - that he finally accepts as his new family. He will also need to acknowledge his “special relationship” with his arch-nemesis, the Joker (Zach Galifianakis).
USA 2017 Chris McKay 104m
LIVE from La Scala Milan
200 years after the success of Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra, where one spectator during the Premiere at La Scala in 1817 described that the opera “aroused such furore that at every moment the audiences stood up en masse to cover Rossini in acclaim,” Riccardo Chailly now brings this celebrated tragicomic opera back to the stage where it was first performed.
A masterpiece of grace and brilliance, La Gazza Ladra is adept at describing the excesses of power without prevaricating. In this production, the director and co-founder of the Teatro dell’Elfo and Oscar winner for Mediterraneo makes his debut at La Scala to elegantly relate the story of the servant Ninetta who is wrongly accused of theft.
The cast brings together the cream of the new generation of Rossinian bel canto with Rosa Feola debuting, tenor Edgardo Rocha,basses Alex Esposito and Paolo Bordogna, as well as Teresa Lervolino and the expert bel canto of Michele Pertusi. Sung in Italian with English Subtitles,
La Scala Chorus and Orchestra Conductor Riccardo Chailly
Running time 220 mins approx including interval(s)
Live from the Old Vic
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Joshua McGuire and David Haig star in Tom Stoppard's brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London.
David Leveaux's new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard's name overnight. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare's iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.
Running time 200m approx including interval.
Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
Director Clint Eastwood transforms the events of Flight 1549, into a fierce, stark, haunted drama of horror narrowly avoided. The action of the film involves another shock: federal officials question Sully's judgment and subject him and First Office Jeff Skiles (Aaron Eckhart) to an investigation that could cost him his job and even his pension. Eastwood films the doomed flight with a terrifyingly intimate sense of danger, focussing on its existential centre, the little red button under the pilot's thumb. Sully describes himself as "just a man who was doing his job," and therein lies the story's central appeal.
USA 2016 Clint Eastwood 96m
The story of the Chandlers, a working-class family living in a Massachusetts fishing village for generations, Manchester by the Sea is a deeply poignant, unexpectedly funny exploration of the power of familial love, community, sacrifice and hope. After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to care for the spirited 16-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised.
USA 2016 Kenneth Lonergan 137m
Asghar Farhadi, (Oscar-winner with ‘A Separation’) directs this story of a couple whose relationship begins to turn sour during their performance of Arthur Miller's ‘Death of a Salesman’.
Nominated for this year's Oscars in the foreign language feature category, this is a movie in conversation with a play. It's about a group of Tehran actors rehearsing and performing ‘Death of a Salesman’ and how the moral collisions in that 1949 classic intertwine with the messes being created offstage. Every gut-twisting development in the tense, beautifully plotted films of Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi begins with an uncomfortable buried truth, never permanently, that leads to suspicion and, often, destructive impulses toward justice. Even when they're being honest, the people in Farhadi's films (‘Fireworks Wednesday’, ‘About Elly’, ‘The Past’, ‘A Separation’ and now ‘The Salesman’) cannot reveal all. Their country, their patriarchy, their spouses' recriminations discourage it. (Subtitles)
Iran 2016 Asghar Farhadi 125m
Terence Davies' biographical drama detailing the story of American poet Emily Dickinson, from her early days as a young schoolgirl, to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.
We first encounter young Emily at home and school, where she is an energetic girl exasperating her teachers by refusing to accept their strictures on religion. Later the film changes mood, as Dickinson is confronted with illness, death and disappointment. This very faithful recreation of Dickinson’s world never feels stolid. The fluid cinematography - those wonderful gliding shots that are found in many of Davies’s films (‘Sunset Song’, ‘Distant Voices Still Lives’) - and sheer liveliness of the writing and performances add energy to the storytelling. From time to time, we hear passages of Dickinson’s verse beautifully read by Nixon. This is an exceptional film with a searing central performance from Cynthia Nixon.
UK/Belgium 2017 Terence Davies 125m
'Moonlight' is essentially three short stories woven into a larger tapestry. Each features the same protagonist but at different times of his life: child, teenager, man. This film is indeed about the struggles and difficulties of a person embracing his culturally reviled sexuality, but the story is universal in scope and intent. It is about poverty, intolerance, the battle to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and love. This is a serious Oscar contender, and after recent non-inclusion issues, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has in 'Moonlight' exactly the kind of small, smart film that the Awards should be recognizing more often. Whether it will actually win is another matter: Jenkins's script and his direction are bracingly free of the sentimentality Oscar so loves.
USA 2016 Barry Jenkins 111m
Set in the late 1920s, we follow the cat-and-mouse game that unfolds between a group of resistance fighters trying to bring in explosives from Shanghai to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul.
Korean-born Japanese policeman Lee Jung-Chool (Kang-ho Song) is charged with the task of stopping a Korean resistance group fighting against Japanese occupation. While attempting to prevent the resistance from bombing Japanese officials in Seoul, Jung-Chool is slowly torn apart from playing both sides until he can no longer ignore his conscience. ‘The Age of Shadows’ combines Korean historical fiction, thriller action sequences, and noir sensibilities, balancing calculated emotional drama with excitement and suspense.
South Korea 2016 Jee-woon Kim 140m
LIVE from Paris Opera:
Snegúrochka (The Snow Maiden) was born in times of old in Tsar Berendey’s mythical kingdom, the fruit of the union between Spring Beauty and Grandfather Frost.
Protected by her parents from the jealousy of the Sun god Yarilo, (who vowed to warm her heart when she gets older and falls in love), Snegúrochka’s fate is entrusted to a wood sprite.
Ten years after its creation, Rimsky‑Korsakov wrote: “anyone who fails to love ‘The Snow Maiden’ understands nothing of my works nor of myself”. This masterpiece of popular Slavic literature brings to the stage a magical fantasy of love and mythical renewal. Aida Garifullina sings the title role under young conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov and director Dmitri Tcherniakov. 260m (including 2 intervals) + 15min intro .
This magnificent and rarely performed epic opera by Rimsky Korsakov is not showing in most UK venues.
Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love (Charlotte Rampling) and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago.
Tony is a mildly grumpy septuagenarian who lives comfortably enough while maintaining a hole-in-the-wall camera store that exclusively stocks second-hand Leicas. He rather uselessly accompanies his heavily pregnant lesbian daughter Susie (Michelle Dockery) to birthing class and seems devoid of any consuming interests or close friends. Sending his serene life into choppy waters is the arrival of a legal letter revealing an unexpected cash bequest from a late school chum, as well as a promised copy of the man's diary.
We are treated to flashbacks of Tony’s earlier years (played by Billy Howle), covering his intense admiration for the handsome and brilliant Adrian (Joe Alwyn) and his equivocal courtship of the alluring but elusive Veronica (Freya Mavor). This adaptation of the widely praised Julian Barnes novel is very well served by Broadbent, who is smooth and self-effacing as the old-timer whose view of himself and the past acquires significant clarity.
Harriet Walter, Dockery and Rampling, playing women who have differing issues with Tony, are tautly spring-loaded with repressed feelings they're mostly loathe to express, while Emily Mortimer is very entertaining as the young Veronica's frisky, hard-to-read mother.
UK 2017 Ritesh Batra 108m
Oscar winners Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives.
When their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty, the trio become desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, so risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. The great cast also includes Christopher Guest, Matt Dillon, Peter Serafinowicz and Ann-Margaret. You may recognize the film’s title as it is a remake of the 1979 heist film starring George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasbourg.
USA 2017 Zach Braff 96m
Based on the true story during the German occupation of the Channel Islands, about a Jersey-woman who takes in an escaped young Russian war prisoner, hides him and protects him as her own child.
Louisa Gould (Jenny Seagrove) is a shop keeper who after losing one of her sons in the conflict, shelters a Russian prisoner of war (Julian Kostov) who has escaped from a Nazi prison camp.
Amid growing tension it becomes clear that British wartime leader Winston Churchill would not risk an assault to re-capture the occupied island, and the community began to fray under the pressures of hunger, occupation and divided loyalty. Against this backdrop, Lou fights to preserve her family's sense of humanity and to protect the Russian boy as if he were her own.
Filmed around Somerset, including Bath, Shepton Mallet and Wells, this is a beautifully shot film with a lot of heart.
UK 2017 Christopher Menaul 98m
From the opening scenes, which show Neruda (Luis Gnecco) holding court over a bacchanal in his luxurious home with his wife, the painter Delia del Carril (Mercedes Morán), Larraín places Neruda in the framework of a detective story, the poet's favourite prose genre, pursued by the fatuous detective Óscar Peluchonneau (Gael García Bernal). Larraín has long expressed an interest in the political machinations of the world, whether it’s Pinochet’s story in ‘No’ or the Catholic Church in ‘The Club’, and ‘Neruda’ mixes the historical elements of his filmography with his lyrical side, one that understands that art can be one of the most political forces in the world. (Subtitles) Chile/Argentina 2017 Pablo Larraín 107m
Brazilian screen legend Sonia Braga plays a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic who will not relinquish her home and precious memories.
Clara (Braga) is the last resident of the Aquarius, an art deco oceanside apartment, one of the few buildings of its age and character that remains in the rapidly changing seaside Recife neighborhood. Now that the other apartments have been swept up by a company with ambitious plans for redevelopment, pressures to move on surround Clara from all sides. But she has pledged to leave only upon death. She is a warrior for aesthetic distinction, for critical thought, for sexual and creative liberty - for things that cannot be bought, sold or indexed. And she is not someone you want to go up against in a fight. (Subtitles)
Brazil 2016 Kleber Mendonça Filho 142m
‘Graduation’ shares with Mungiu’s 2007 critically acclaimed ‘4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days’ a sense of how personal morality can be misshapen by the institutions of an immoral society.
Romeo, a physician living in a mountain town in Transylvania, has raised his daughter Eliza with the idea that once she turns 18, she will leave to study and live abroad. His plan is close to succeeding - Eliza has won a scholarship to study psychology in the UK. On the day before her exam, Eliza is assaulted jeopardizing her entire future. There are ways of solving the situation, but none of them using the principles Romeo has taught his daughter. This is a beautifully crafted work of storytelling that resonates long after you see it. (Subtitles)
Romania 2016 Cristian Mungiu 128m
A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg.
With London emptied of men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) lands herself a job writing copy for propaganda films that need "a woman's touch". Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin) whose path would never have crossed hers in peacetime. With the country's morale at stake, Catrin, Buckley and a colourful crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin discovers there is as much drama, comedy and passion behind the camera as there is onscreen. Placing the cherry atop an already delicious film, is Bill Nighy’s brilliantly funny performance as vain, ageing thesp Ambrose Hilliard.
UK 2016 Lone Scherfig 117m
Live from Florence
Zubin Mehta conducts a cast led by Fabio Sartori and Julianna Di Giacomo in the acclaimed Don Carlo.
Verdi’s opera about love, ambition and intrigue in 16th-century Spain is based upon the life of Carlos, Prince of Asturias (1545-1568). Carlos was betrothed to Elizabeth of Valois (1545-1568), the daughter of France’s King Henry II but for political reasons, Elizabeth was ultimately married to Carlos’ father Philip II of Spain. Based on the 1787 dramatic poem by Friedrich Schiller, Don Carlo was first performed at the Paris Opéra in 1867 where politics and religion were dangerously entwined. Verdi made extensive revisions to the opera over the following 20 years, and this production follows the four-act 1886 version performed at one of the newest Opera Houses in the world, the Opera di Firenze. The Opera di Firenze has pioneered the perception of opera worldwide, demonstrating it can be both traditional and innovative. Their blend of the classic and contemporary puts Opera di Firenze at the centre of opera, guiding its future for years to come.
Orchestra and Choir of the Annual Music Festival in Florence Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Running time 220m approx inc interval(s)
Park Chan-Wook (‘Oldboy’) brings us a gripping and sensual tale of a young Japanese Lady and a Korean woman hired to serve as her handmaiden, but secretly involved in a con to defraud her.
The twisting plot is derived from the 2002 Sarah Waters’s novel ‘Fingersmith’, about a pickpocket who impersonates a servant girl in an attempt to con an English heiress kept captive by her perverted uncle. Here Soo-Kee (Kim Tae-Ri) is the street-smart orphan catapulted into this mansion by the fraudulent Count Fujiwara (Ha Jung-Woo). She is to help him make his fortune by marrying the innocent Lady Hideko (Kim Min-hee), kept cloistered by her tyrannical Uncle Kouzuki (Jo Jin-woong). Filled with bold strokes, startling images and cinematography that combines the poise of Japanese visual art and a good dose of Gothic atmosphere.
South Korea 2016 Park Chan-Wook 144m
NT Live from the Barbican
Jude Law stars in this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film, directed by Ivo van Hove (‘A View from the Bridge’, ‘Hedda Gabler’).
Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.
Visconti's first feature film ‘Obsession’ (1943), based on James M Cain's novel ‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’, gave rise to Italian neorealism, a cinematic movement highlighting the struggles of ordinary people in a time of upheaval.
120m (No Interval)
Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
Réparer les Vivants
One heart can touch many lives. When a teenage surfer (Gabin Verdet) is killed in a car accident, his grieving parents (Emmanuelle Seigner and Kool Shen) have to make the decision to donate his healthy organs to those in need.
Writer-director Katell Quillévéré divides her film into two halves: first focusing on the family’s emotional shock and ethical dilemmas before introducing us to the woman (Anne Dorval) who will receive the heart in question. This is Quillévéré’s third feature, and it is both her most ambitious to date and her most accomplished.
She weaves a rich emotional tapestry through multiple characters – family members, doctors, paramedics – and while it’s easy to imagine this material feeling contrived or soapy in the wrong hands, she pulls it off with unerring elegance and lightness of touch. (Subtitles)
France 2016 Katell Quillévéré 103m
In the teeming, multicultural metropolis of modern-day London, a seemingly straightforward missing-person case launches a down-at-heel private eye into a dangerous world of religious fanaticism and political intrigue.
Tommy Akhtar (Riz Ahmed) - cricket fan, devoted son and deadbeat private eye - is just emerging from another hangover when his next case walks through the door. Melody (Cush Jumbo) wants him to find her friend Natasha who has gone missing without warning. As he delves deeper into the case, Tommy's journey to uncover the truth leads him into the hidden layers of modern London, unlocking shocking secrets about past loves, friendships and family.
‘City of Tiny Lights’ plays perfectly as a modern-day film noir with femme fatales, government spooks, and a wisecracking lead unafraid to deliver witty retorts after having his face bashed with a metal pipe.
UK 2016 Pete Travis 110m
One of the Uks most exciting directors, Ben Wheatley (‘High-Rise’, ‘A Field in England’) brings us an arms deal that goes spectacularly and explosively wrong.
1970’s Boston (although shot in Brighton). Justine (Brie Larson) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy and Michael Smiley), and a gang led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and Ord (Arnie Hammer), who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired during the handover, everyone at the scene is thrust into a heart-stopping game of survival. Wheatley’s storytelling is impressive. There are ten key characters, but their personalities and relationships are so briskly established that when the bullets start flying, we can predict who each person will target or protect. Or – this being Wheatley – we think we can. Comparisons to ‘Reservoir Dogs’ are inevitable.
France/UK 2017 Ben Wheatley 90m
In these challenging times of political change and contest, and passionate belief and debate - Brexit and Remain, war, poverty and refugees, pro- and anti-Trump supporters, news and fake news reporting, myths, censorship and memories - a fascinating opportunity to explore the interrelationships between historical and contemporary struggles for power, and notions of invasion, occupation and resistance, both in WW2 in Europe, and beyond.
Films to be referenced will include examples like ‘Kanal’ (Poland 1956); ‘Flame and Citron’ (Denmark 2008); ‘Army of Shadows’ (France 1969), ‘Lacombe Lucien’ (France 1974), ‘Au Revoir Les Enfants’ (France 1987); ‘The Battle of Algiers’ (Italy/Algeria 1966); ‘It Happened Here’ (UK 1965) and ‘Went the Day Well’ (UK 1942).
Specialist contributors to this day will include: Professor Hugo Frey, Head of History and Politics (University of Chichester), Emeritus Professor Rod Kedward (University of Sussex; Founder Member: Resistance Studies Network), Martyn Bell (Secret WW2 Learning Network), David Coxon (Deputy Director at Tangmere Museum) Rosemary Coxon and Mike Jennings (Chichester Cinema at New Park Education Dept.)
Tickets: £12.00 (Friends/Students £10) to include refreshments on arrival
Sat 13 May 10:00am - 15:00 (Studio)
Five-year-old Saroo (Sunny Pawar - this tiny, self-possessed performer is electric, using his expressive eyes to convey emotions that are unmistakable but still restrained) gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometres across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later (now played by Dev Patel), armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Also stars Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and David Wenham.
Australia 2016 Garth Davis 120m
Angst Essen Seele Auf
An almost accidental romance is kindled between a German woman in her mid-sixties and a Moroccan migrant worker around twenty-five years younger. They abruptly decide to marry, appalling everyone around them.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder not only directed this film, but also scripted the film, designed the sets, and produced. Brigitte Mira heads the cast as a lonely German cleaning woman, who enters into an affair with equally lonely - and much younger - Moroccan mechanic Ali (El Hedi Ben Salem). They marry, despite the shocked, bigoted reactions of those around them. This thinly disguised remake of Douglas Sirk's ‘All That Heaven Allows’ won the international critic's prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Technically flawless, deceptively simple and avoiding excesses, it is about problems that are timely and timeless in implications. (Subtitles)
West Germany 1974 Rainer Werner Fassbinder 94m
Not another spin on 'The Scottish Play', this tense, darkly comic feature is an adaptation of a 19th century Russian novella, ‘Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District’ by Nikolai Leskov, the story now transported to 1865 rural England.
Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family are cold and unforgiving. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband's estate, a force is unleashed inside her, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants. The hypnotic Florence Pugh announces herself as an actress to watch with this fine performance, veering from endearing puckishness to dangerously disturbed.
UK 2017 William Oldroyd 89m
Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.
In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.
210m inc interval
Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power.
The Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford, opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence. Following his sell-out productions of Tom Morton-Smith's 'Oppenheimer' (2014) and James Fenton's adaptation of 'Don Quixote' (2016), Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control. 'Antony and Cleopatra' follows. Running time 180m approx including interval.
Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
One of the world's best-loved operas, captured live in 2014, returns to cinemas.
Verdi's masterpiece tells the story of Violetta, played by Bolshoi-star Venera Gimadieva.
The production is directed by Tom Cairns and 'exquisitely conducted' (The Daily Telegraph) by Mark Elder who leads the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Running time approx 2hrs 40 mins including interval
The conclusion of the orchestra’s cinema season offers a both exciting and diverse programme under the baton of charismatic conductor Gustavo Dudamel.
Following a rendition of City Noir, John Adams’s homage to the great age of bebop, Dudamel will perform Dvořák’s symphony From the New World – a work in which the composer adds a jolt of electricity with the help of stylised musical folklore “to portray characteristics such as are distinctly American”.
Broadcast in HD with stunning 5.1 surround sound, this concert also includes exclusive interviews and programme insights.
Composers Antonín Dvořák, John Adams
Conductor Gustavo Dudamel
Running time 2hrs 20mins approx including interval and interviews.
Tickets £15 (Friends/Students £12.50)
This gorgeous mixed programme demonstrates the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet, with music by Felix Mendelssohn, César Franck and Franz Liszt.
'The Dream' is Ashton's adaptation of Shakespeare's riotous comedy in which a forest sprite plays havoc, armed with a love potion. 'Symphonic Variations' was Ashton's first work after World War II, and one of the Company's first to be performed on the huge main stage of the Royal Opera House, in 1946. With six dancers performing a series of quartets, duets, sextets and solos to Franck's brooding 'Variations Symphoniques', this seminal masterpiece celebrates the pure beauty of movement. 'Marguerite and Armand' is Ashton's beautiful and emotional retelling of a well-known story, familiar to us through Verdi's opera 'La Traviata'. Ashton famously created this poignant ballet on Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in 1963. Conductor - Emmanuel Plasson.
Running time tba with 2 intervals.
This new film offers a full and fresh biography of Michelangelo, and goes to the heart of just who was this tempestuous, passionate giant of art history.
To coincide with a glorious new exhibition on Michelangelo at the National Gallery of London who, with Leonardo, is considered one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance - and perhaps of all time.
This film explores his relationship with his contemporaries and his immense artistic practice that included painting, sculpture and architecture. Among the works explored are the universally adored David in Florence, the Sistine Chapel in Rome and the Manchester Madonna (today at the National Gallery).
UK 2017 90 mins approx
Tickets £12.50 (Friend/Students £10)
Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare's tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.
Following Caesar's assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony's military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.
Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct, following his critically acclaimed productions of 'Othello' (2015) and 'Much Ado About Nothing' (2012). 'Titus Andronicus' follows Aug/Sep (tbc). Running time 180m approx including interval.
Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
Antonio Pappano conducts a new production of Verdi’s thrilling Shakespeare-inspired opera directed by Keith Warner, starring Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, in our final presentation from The ROH Season.
World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi‘s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner.A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi’s Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona’s rapturous love duet and Desdemona’s poignant ‘Willow Song’. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Running time 180m approx including interval