Vicky Cristina Barcelona (12A)
Monday 29th March 2010
Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 8pm
Meal Deal available at the Royal Oak Inn, Lostwithiel. Ring 01208 872552 to book your film tickets and table.
Our March film was Vicky Cristina Barcelona, a return to form for Woody Allen with this beguiling tragicomedy which charms with beautiful views of Barcelona and a well-matched cast. It was a Spanish themed evening with a choice of tapas, Spanish beer and wine available from the bar, which was open at 7pm.
Two young Americans spend a summer in Spain and meet a flamboyant artist (Javier Bardem) and his beautiful but insane ex-wife (Penelope Cruz, in a role which earned her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar and Bafta). Vicky (Rebecca Hall) is straight-laced and about to be married whilst Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) is a sexually adventurous free spirit. When they all become amorously entangled, the results are both hilarious and harrowing.
The film won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and received 9 Oscar nominations. Allen was nominated for the Writers Guild of America: Best Original Screenplay, and Cruz received numerous Best Supporting Actress accolades.
Heat Magazine said it is "a massive return to form for Woody Allen. No lie." Film4 said "¡Arriba! Woody Allen's Spanish fiesta is his best film of the millennium and his funniest since 1994's Bullets Over Broadway". Rolling Stone said "Cruz is a stunner in every sense of the word - wild, erotic, quick-witted, touching and possessed of a beauty that can sneak up and break your heart".
Vicky Cristina Barcelona was shown on Monday 29th March, at the Church Rooms, Church Lane, Lostwithiel. Tickets cost £4 and were available in advance from Watts Trading or on the door if not already sold out.
Date: 29 March 2010
Time: Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 8pm
Country: Spain, USA
Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Evan Welch, Chris Messina
Length: 96 min