Open-air cinema at Congress Square 2019
Ernst Lubitsch / USA / 1939 / 110 min / English
A sparkling political satire come romantic comedy, directed by the celebrated master of casual sophistication and classic Hollywood cinema, Ernst Lubitsch. Co-written by the legendary screenwriting team of Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder, and starring the infallible Garbo in her first comedic role, Ninotchka is an exemplar of the great director’s famed “Lubitsch Touch”.
Elena and Her Men (Paris Does Strange Things) Eléna et les Hommes
Jean Renoir / France, Italy / 1956 / 95 min / French
In Jean Renoir’s giddy romantic comedy, set amid the splendour of fin-de-siècle Paris, a radiant Ingrid Bergman finds herself frolicking through whirlwind romances and political intrigues.
Some Like It Hot Some Like It Hot
Billy Wilder / USA / 1959 / 121 min / English
A deliriously funny and sizzling masterpiece by Billy Wilder, featuring landmark performances by Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and the irresistibly magnetising Marilyn Monroe. Unleashing an endless barrage of comical situations and witty one-liners, Some Like It Hot has been voted the funniest screen comedy of all time by the American Film Institute.
Monty Python's Life of Brian Monty Python's Life of Brian
Terry Jones / United Kingdom / 1979 / 94 min / English, Latin
The legendary British comedy troupe delivers an anarchic satire of organized religion (and a parody of Hollywood’s biblical epics) with Monty Python’s Life of Brian. Highly controversial upon its original release and banned in several countries, Python’s cheeky satire of the life of Jesus told through the story of the boy next door, stands today as one of the greatest comedy features of all time.