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Wednesday 26 February: Satyricon

Wednesday 26 February: Satyricon

Inspired by the novel by Petronius, Emperor Nero’s official “arbiter of elegance,” Satyricon is a tour through the spectacle of Rome during Nero’s reign. The loose plot follows Encolpius in search of his male lover, Giton, through an empire of feast, festival, orgy, and death.
Friday 28 February: 8½

Friday 28 February: 8½

A traffic-jam nightmare, a literal flight of fancy, nuns and whores and more: 8 1/2 follows the dreams and visions of a jaded director (Marcello Mastroianni) as he bemusedly attempts his next great film, which may or may not take precedence over his own sexual desires. Fellini’s masterpiece “brought an entirely new dimension to the cinema: no fiction film had ever used dream and fantasy images for a serious examination of the psyche in so smooth, seamless, and uncontrived a way."
Sunday 1 March: La dolce vita

Sunday 1 March: La dolce vita

A look at the darkness beneath the seductive lifestyles of Rome’s rich and glamorous, La dolce vita follows a notorious celebrity journalist (a sublimely cool Marcello Mastroianni) during a hectic week spent on the peripheries of the spotlight. This mordant picture was an incisive commentary on the deepening decadence of contemporary Europe, and it provided a prescient glimpse of just how gossip  and fame obsessed our society would become.


Wed 26 Feb 8:30pm
Fri 28 Feb 8:15pm
Sun 01 Mar 7:00pm
La dolce vita
Sat 14 Mar 6:00pm
Majed Neisi Programme 1
Sat 14 Mar 8:30pm
Majed Neisi Programme 2
Thu 02 Apr 6:00pm
Essay Film Festival: Drylongso