À nous la liberté

From Sun 31 Mar to Wed 03 Apr

One of the all-time comedy classics, René Clair’s À nous la liberté tells the story of Louis, an escaped convict who becomes a wealthy industrialist. Unfortunately, his past returns (in the form of old jail pal Emile) to upset his carefully laid plans. Featuring light-hearted wit, tremendous visual innovation, and masterful manipulation of sound, À nous la liberté is both a potent indictment of mechanised modern society and an uproarious comic delight, to which French composer Georges Auric provides the perfect musical accompaniment.