7pm Three Shorts and a Wardrobe Unclassified 18+
Roman Polanski, 41 mins, Poland, 1958-1963, 16mm, B&W
These shorts focus on the dark side of human behaviour within a light-hearted context. Two Men and a Wardrobe
(15 mins, 1958) is a fable in which two men emerge from the ocean only to find disillusionment. The Fat and the Lean
(15 mins, 1961) is a bitterly comic parable while Mammals
(11 mins, 1963) is an abbreviation of Polanski's cinematic vision and take on life.
7.50pm Tess PG
Roman Polanski, 190 mins, France, 1979, 35mm
This adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles
features Nastassja Kinski in the title role of a young peasant whose happiness is thwarted by unfortunate twists of fate and repressive Victorian morality.
The film evokes an eerie symbolism through its themes of modernity, alienation and bodily sacrifice. Imported 35mm print.