Film Screening 21st August, 2015

Poster for Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary 

7:30 PM, 21st August, 2015

  • M
  • 118 mins
  • 2014
  • Sophie Barthes
  • Felipe Marino, Sophie Barthes
  • Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Ifans, Ezra Miller, Paul Giamatti

**Note: This film replaces the originally scheduled first feature – Man Up**

This period film from director Sophie Barthes is the latest adaptation of French writer Gustave Flaubert's classic 1856 debut novel of the same name.

Madame Bovary tells the tragic story of Emma (Wasikowska), a young beauty who impulsively marries a small-town doctor to leave her father’s provincial farm life behind. But after being introduced to the glamorous world of high society, she soon becomes bored with her stodgy husband and begins to seek excitement and status outside the bonds of marriage.

Poster for Miss Julie

Miss Julie 

9:38 PM, 21st August, 2015

  • M
  • 130 mins
  • 2014
  • Liv Ullmann
  • Liv Ullmann
  • Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Nora McMenamy

**Note: This film replaces the originally scheduled second feature – The Emperor's New Clothes**

Miss Julie depicts a fierce battle between a man and a woman, a struggle for power and dominance enacted through a cruel and compulsive game of seduction and repulsion.

Over the course of one midsummer night, at a country estate in Ireland in the 1880s, Miss Julie (Chastain) and John (Farrell), her father's valet, dance and drink, charm and manipulate each other. She longs for abasement; he is polished but coarse. Both are united in mutual loathing and attraction in an atmosphere of wild revelry and loosened social constraints.

By turns seductive and bullying, savage and tender, their intimacy leads to desperate plans and vision of a life together.