Melbourne Cinémathèque The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

The Legend of the Holy Drinker

Unclassified 15+ Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

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Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Ermanno Olmi’s spare but often comic adaptation of exiled Austrian writer Joseph Roth’s celebrated 1939 novella is a wonderfully measured and poetic parable of a homeless alcoholic (Rutger Hauer) living on the streets of Paris.

This dreamlike vision of the city and those who inhabit it is both a typically gritty Olmi creation and an unusually lyrical and textured opus.

Beautifully shot by Dante Spinotti (L.A. Confidential).

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Please note that these sessions will be held at Capitol Theatre

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Session Times

  • Wed 9 Oct
    • 7.45PM