Blow-Up – June 6th

Blow-Up

Wednesday 6th June, 7:45pm

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Running time: 109 mins.  
Year: 1966
Venue location: Leytonstone Library (1st floor)
Date and time: 6th June 2018, 7:45pm

Blow-Up is a 1966 British-Italian mystery thriller film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni about a fashion photographer, played by David Hemmings, who believes he has unwittingly captured a murder on film. It was Antonioni’s first entirely English-language film.

In the main competition section of the Cannes Film Festival, Blowup won the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film, the festival’s highest honour.

Film critic Andrew Sarris said the movie was “a mod masterpiece”. In Playboy magazine, film critic Arthur Knight wrote that Blowup would be “as important and seminal a film as Citizen Kane, Open City and Hiroshima, Mon Amour – perhaps even more so.” Even film director Ingmar Bergman, who generally disliked Antonioni, acknowledged its significance: “He’s done two masterpieces, you don’t have to bother with the rest. One is Blow-Up, which I’ve seen many times, and the other is La Notte, also a wonderful film, although that’s mostly because of the young Jeanne Moreau.” Source: Wikipedia

Wednesday 6th June, 7:45 PM
At Leytonstone Library (main hall, 1st floor)
Church Lane, E11 1HG, Leytonstone (London). See map
Ticket price £5 (£4 all concessions) sold onsite and on event nights only.
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