Pandora and the flying dutchman - hero image
Pandora and the flying dutchman - hero image
Images courtesy of Park Circus/The Cohen Film Collection.

ACMI presents

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

Albert Lewin | United Kingdom | 1951 | PG

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19 Feb – 1 Mar 2021

70 years after its release, MGM’s lush romantic melodrama returns to ACMI in a loving 4K restoration.

Passionate, classical, mysterious and surreal all at once.

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Screen goddess Ava Gardner (On The Beach) is the incendiary Pandora of the title; a woman who inspires desperate passions in the besotted suitors determined to woo her, among them a British racing car driver, Stephen Cameron (Nigel Patrick) and a Spanish matador, Juan Montalvo (played by real-life torero-turned-actor Mario Cabre).

Just when it seems Cameron may have won the day in the romance stakes, a mysterious yacht sails into view, with a mysterious Dutchman on board (James Mason) whose inscrutable countenance exerts a beguiling fascination upon the mercurial Pandora.

Shot in gorgeous locations in Catalonia, Albert Lewin’s deliriously romantic fantasy drama is a Technicolor reverie in the hands of famed cinematographer Jack Cardiff (The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus).

4K Restoration. Melbourne premiere.

Format: 4K DCP
Language: In English and Spanish with English subtitles
Source: Park Circus
Courtesy: Park Circus
Runtime: 126 min

Event duration

126 mins



Mild themes and violence


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