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Summer Light (N/C 15+)

14 November

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Key

  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

Details

A shimmering glass hotel at the top of a remote Provençal mountain provides the setting for a tragi-comic tapestry about an obsessive love pentangle, whose principals range from an artist to a hotel manager and a dam worker.

Scripted by Jacques Prévert and Pierre Laroche, the film was banned from cinemas for the duration of the Occupation in Second World War France, for its dark portrayal of the hedonistic excesses of the ruling class. Today, it is often singled out as Jean Grémillon’s greatest achievement.

Banned by Vichy censors, this Occupation-era study of social clashes remains powerful today.

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  • Director Jean Grémillon
  • Cast Madeleine Renaud, Pierre Brasseur, Madeleine Robinson
  • Country France
  • Year of Production 1942
  • Language French with English subtitles
  • Running Time 1h52m
  • Certificate N/C 15+

All Monday to Friday shows before 5pm have capacity capped at 50% (unless otherwise stated). All other screenings have full unlimited seating capacity (unless otherwise stated).

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