Classic French Cinema at Randwick

Three French masterpieces feature in a new event on the Sydney film calendar.

Cinema Reborn is a film festival devoted to bringing back great films to new audiences. Cinema Reborn’s 2019 selection comprises eleven recent restorations sent to Sydney for a single screening each. Some of the world’s major film archives, key major studios and independent producers are supplying both well-known classics and films that have lain unrecognised since they were first shown.

Three French classics are in the program including the highly controversial La Religieuse , based on Diderot, made in 1966 by the master Jacques Rivette and banned in France and around the world  for some years. Other French titles included Jacques Becker’s 1960 prison escape drama Le Trou  and Chantal Akerman’s musical Golden Eighties starring Delphine Seyrig and Charles Denner.

The festival takes place daily from 2 to 6 May at the art deco palace The Randwick Ritz and admission to all sessions is available at the door at regular cinema prices  including $10 for Seniors. Full details of the three French titles and the other films and links to comprehensive program notes by leading scholars and critics can be found at this link

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