This October hmvcurzon Wimbledon cinema turns 1 and to celebrate they have a week of wonderful films.
Free screenings are available for the following films:
• Sunday 17 October – The Leopard: 11.30am
• Tuesday 19 October – Waltz with Bashir: 8.45pm
• Wednesday 20 October – Exclusive Preview: Another Year: 8.45pm
The Leopard [PG]
Italian with English subtitles. 163 min.
‘The Leopard’, based on Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa’s best-selling novel, must surely rate as one of the most sumptuously beautiful epics ever made. Set in 1860-62, during the turbulent period of Italian unification, the film tells the story of an aristocratic Sicilian family threatened by the political upheavals. Burt Lancaster excels as the ageing Prince of Salina whose beloved nephew Tancredi (Alain Delon) goes off to fight with Garibaldi’s revolutionary ‘Thousand’ and on his return falls in love with Angelica (Claudia Cardinale), the beautiful daughter of an up-and-coming merchant. Offering a gorgeous evocation of an era, the film won the Plame d’Or at the 1963 Cannes Film Festival, and is now presented in a stunning Digital restoration.
Waltz with Bashir 
German and Hebrew with English subtitles. 90 min.
This extraordinary animated feature is based on the horrifying experience of the director, Ari Folman, when he served in the Israeli army during the Lebanon War of the mid-1980’s. The film tells the story of his quest to unlock the trauma induced amnesia caused by that experience. Forman successfully manipulates the medium of animation to evoke nightmare, recollect war scenes and capture the heightened emotions of combat. The resulting visual mosaic combines with an eerily beautiful musical score to create one of the best anti-war movies of recent years.
Another Year [12A]
English language. 129 min.
Award winning director Mike Leigh collaborates once again with British acting heavyweights Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton and Ruth Sheen in his latest and best film to date.