William Nicholson, screenwriter of Les Misérables (also Shadowlands, Gladiator) and award-winning novelist and playwright.
Hadley Fraser, West End performer, starred in the musical Les Misérables (Javert, Marius, Grantaire) and appeared in the film.
Bradley Stephens, University of Bristol, author and UK specialist on Hugo and adaptations of his work.
Dave Calhoun, film editor, Time Out
Victor Hugo’s novel Les Misérables has inspired numerous screen and stage adaptations since its publication over one hundred and fifty years ago, including the world’s longest-running musical and, most recently, Tom Hooper’s new film. The thrilling story of love, sacrifice and redemption with its unforgettable characters continues to capture the imaginations of readers and viewers alike. What accounts for the enduring popularity and appeal of Victor Hugo’s novel? This event brings together a varied panel of guest speakers, each with a different perspective, for a lively and entertaining discussion on the film and its adaptation from novel to stage to screen. Expect fascinating insights into how Hugo’s story and characters are interpreted for contemporary audiences and learn more about the man behind the novel.
This event is presented by the Society of Friends of Victor Hugo in conjunction with Ciné Lumière, and is part of the international ‘Victor Hugo et Égaux’ Festival 2013.
Film + talk: £15, conc. £12 (on any Saturday screening)
Talk only: £8, conc. £6
Les Misérables at Ciné Lumière: from Fri 25 Jan to Sun 3 Feb
For further information, contact Andrea Beaghton, vice-president of the Society, at FriendsofVictorHugo@yahoo.co.uk.
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