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La Ronde


Year: 1950 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1 (Academy) 
Certificate: BBFC PG Cert – Parental guidance 
Subtitles: It is expected that this film is fully subtitled. 
Directed by Max Ophüls 
Starring: Anton Walbrook, Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani  
An image from La Ronde

Whilst big dramatic studio films of this era are mostly associated with Hollywood (the year of La Ronde’s release, 1950, alone had Sunset Boulevard, All About Eve, In A Lonely Place, and many more…), Europe was doing the same thing with its own stars (you might recognise Anton Walbrook from The Red Shoes), its own stories, and a lot less censorship - so you can expect La Ronde to say it how it is. Of course, there is more to us showing La Ronde than it being a classic film worth going to the cinema to see (although that’s reason enough!); the film has been rereleased to support the Save Curzon Mayfair campaign – a historic cinema in the heart of London which is under threat when its lease expires in 2024. Why does this matter? Well, beyond saving a beautiful cinema which champions foreign and independent films (a bit like Warwick Student Cinema you might say, just with slightly comfier seats), if a cinema as important as Curzon Mayfair can be shut down then any cinema could be shut down, and given we had to do our own Save Warwick Student Cinema campaign a few years ago we understand how important campaigns like this can be – and that they can be effective! So, come and see a 4k restoration of a classic film and support cinemas in need: once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Daniel Kallin

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Screenings of this film:

2023/2024 Autumn Term (digital)