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Aldeburgh Cinema

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51 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5AU
  • Box office 01728 452996
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  • Website www.aldeburghcinema.co.uk
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An Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto)
  • 1970
  • Italy
  • 1h 55min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Elio Petri
  • Cast: Gian Maria Volontè, Florinda Bolkan, Gianni Santuccio

Elio Petri | Italy | 1970 | 103m | 18 | Contains SubtitlesIn Elio Petris visually stunning and beautifully composed film, a corrupt police official decides to show how untouchable he is by creating a murder scene where the evidence can only lead investigators to him. This is a sly and slick condemnation of the state and the police from one of Italys major political filmmakers of the 60s and 70s.Screening as part of Danger, Deception and Deceit: The European Political Thriller in the 1970s.The film will be followed by a discussion led by Dr Ben Franks, Lecturer in Social and Political Philosophy at the University of Glasgow, who will be looking at issues raised by the film.

Sun 25 Feb
Mon 26 Feb

Journey's End

Journey's End
  • 2017
  • 1h 47min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Saul Dibb
  • Cast: Paul Bettany, Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield

In a French dugout in 1918, Captain Stanhope (Claflin) is running on whisky and nerves, and approaching a breakdown. Dibb retains the claustrophobia of the original play and a uniformly excellent cast means that the emotional moments are fully earned. Mightily impressive.

Fri 23 Feb
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Mon 26 Feb
Tue 27 Feb
Wed 28 Feb
Thu 1 Mar

The Leopard

The Leopard
  • 1963
  • Italy
  • 3h 7min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Luchino Visconti
  • Written by: Pasquale Festa Campanile, Enrico Medioli, Massimo Franciosa, Luchino Visconti, Suso Cecchi d'Amico
  • Cast: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Serge Reggiani, Mario Girotti, Pierre Clementi

Characteristically lavish Visconti adaptation of Giuseppe De Lampedusa's classic novel of the Italian Risorgimento has a splendid Lancaster as the prince of Salina reflecting mournfully on the rise of the bourgeoisie when his nephew Delon marries merchant's daughter Cardinale. It's undeniably overlong and rather slow-moving but Visconti's handling of the epic final ball sequence is a further demonstration of his mastery of composition for the wide screen and his later conception of film-as-opera.

Tue 27 Feb

The Mercy

The Mercy
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 41min
  • Directed by: James Marsh
  • Cast: Rachel Weisz, Colin Firth, David Thewlis

The true story of Donald Crowhurst (Firth), a weekend sailor who persuaded an investor to build him a yacht so that he could enter a round-the-world yacht race, with disastrous consequences. Firth does brave and moving work as Crowhurst falls apart under the stress, but the conclusion is unconvincing.

Wed 21 Feb
Thu 22 Feb

Metropolitan Opera Live: La Bohème

  • 2018
  • 2h 55min

The world’s most popular opera returns with an exciting young cast in Franco Zeffirelli’s production.

Sat 24 Feb

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

A bold reimagining of Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

Thu 22 Feb

Rashomon

Rashomon
  • 1950
  • Japan
  • 1h 28min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
  • Written by: Akira Kurosawa, Eijirō Hisaita, Fyodor Dostoevsky (novel)
  • Cast: Setsuko Hara, Yoshiko Kuga, Toshirō Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Noriko Sengoku

Responsible for introducing Japanese cinema to the world market, this extraordinary film recounts four people's versions of a violent incident involving a nobleman and a bandit.

Wed 21 Feb

Aldeburgh Cinema has been in operation since 1919.

The auditorium was created at the rear of a High Street shop. It nearly closed in the 1960's but was saved by locals, led by Lettie Gifford, and including Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears.

It is now a registered charity, with a 1,000+ Friends support group, and is home of the Aldeburgh Documentary Film and Children's Film Festivals.

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