Sun 24 Mar 2.00pm
£12, conc. £10, Piano Pass and students £6
France | 1930 | b&w | 88 mins | dir. Julien Duvivier, with Dita Parlo, Ginette Maddie, Andrée Brabant | silent
Au bonheur des dames is a strikingly modern film and yet an elegy to silent filmmaking with its soaring camerawork, luminous decor, and stylish montage sequences. Based on Emile Zola’s novel, it describes the fate of a family tailor shop that is driven out of business when a gigantic department store opens across the street. Karol Beffa will be giving a live musical accompaniment to the film.