QFT50 Anniversary Night: Viva Maria!

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QFT50 Anniversary Night: Viva Maria!
Certificate12
Year1965
GenreAdventure, Comedy, Romance, Western
DirectorLouis Malle
LanguageFrench, English, Spanish
CountryFrance, Italy
Running Time2HR 1MINS
Extra InfoSubtitled / 35mm
SeasonQFT50 Programme

At 8.30pm on 16 October 1968, QFT opened its doors for the first time with a screening of Louis Malle’s anarchic comedy Viva Maria!

Join us exactly 50 years later, as we celebrate our golden anniversary with a 35mm screening of the film, and after party featuring a DJ set from David Holmes.

Who doesn't want to see Jeanne Moreau (Jules et Jim) and Brigitte Bardot (Le Mépris) co-starring as turn-of-the-century vaudevillians who get mixed up with Mexican revolutionaries? This slapstick 1965 movie by Louis Malle came three years before he took off for India to make his famous documentary, Calcutta, and it shows off the carefree side of Malle to rousing effect. The two heroines play song-and-dance women who flirt with the striptease and end up fighting for the cause of Pancho Villa. Great fun, and what a way to see two very different icons of mid-century French cinema.

Also see: Fifty Years of Queen’s Film Theatre


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