Set in the South of France in the 1920s, this film positively sparkles with sunshine and light romantic comedy to brighten up your winter. Whether a pre-Valentine’s treat or for a night out with FILMBOX friends, Woody Allen’s latest film is sure to entertain.
With breath-taking cinematography of the Cote d’Azur by Darius Khondji, who also shot FILMBOX favourite ‘Midnight in Paris’ also by Woody Allen (as well as Fincher’s ‘Se7en’ and ‘Panic Room’), charming 1920s costumes by Sonia Grande (‘Midnight in Paris’, ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’ & ‘The Others’) and enchanting production design by Anne Siebel (‘Midnight in Paris’ and ‘The Devil Wears Prada’), ‘Magic in the Moonlight’ is the perfect pick-me-up for a chilly February night out. See synopsis and trailer link below…
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Tickets: £8/£5 – FREE parking. Licensed bar from 6.40pm, film programme from 7.30pm.
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FILMBOX Community Cinema is open to all – we’re at Langley Park School for Boys, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BP – close to Eden Park train station.
‘Magic in the Moonlight’ (written and directed by Woody Allen, 2014, USA, cert 12A, 100 mins) stars Colin Firth as magician Stanley Crawford, who enjoys widespread acclaim as Chinese conjurer Wei Ling Soo, his stage persona. As arrogant as he is talented, Stanley despises claims by fake spiritualists that they can perform real magic. At the behest of his friend, Howard (Simon McBurney – ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’), Stanley travels to the Côte d’Azur mansion of the Catledge family to expose a young medium named Sophie (Emma Stone – currently nominated for Best Supporting Actress for ‘Birdman’). However, Stanley is left surprised and shaken by evidence that Sophie’s gifts may actually be real. The fabulous and ever-watchable Eileen Atkins plays Stanley’s Aunt Vanessa and glamorous and acclaimed singer Ute Lemper appears as a cabaret singer.
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