Thursday 27th July: “Two For The Road”

Stanley Donen, 1967, USA, 102′. Certificate: Unrated

The twelve year relationship and marriage of a young couple: the love, the excitement, the boredom, the turbulences, all mixed-up in flashbacks, jump-cuts and flash-forwards. The mosaic of a powerful, emotional and tumultuous relationship, under the summer European sun.
Our final screening for this season (no film in August) is an incredibly stylish, sexy and revolutionary in technique for its time, film directed by Stanley Donen, featuring the absolutely stunning music score by Henry Mancini and starring the forever glamorous Audrey Hepburn and the incredibly talented (and gorgeous!) Albert Finney. A 60s classic, a beautifully summery film, not to be missed!

Where: The Grove Centre, 2 Jews Walk, Sydenham SE26 6PL
When: 7.30pm Thursday 27th July
Tickets: £5 on the door

“…a clear-eyed, openhearted, and ultimately open-ended portrait of a marriage.(…) Put together, the pieces make up a shared life. They might even make up love.” Keith Phipps, AV Club

★ ★ ★ ★ “Despite its visual trickery, it’s one of the most emotionally honest films ever made in America.” Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid

★ ★ ★ ★ “With Two for the Road… Donen took a romantic comedy and deconstructed it, using the nonlinear structure and jump cuts that were being popularised at the time by the French new wave.” Wendy Ide, The Times UK

 

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