Film Friday 3rd Aug 2018 7.00pm
L’Atalante by Jean Vigo
Even among cinema’s legends, Jean Vigo stands apart.

Jean Vigo had a brief but brilliant career making poetic, lightly surrealist films before his life was cut tragically short by tuberculosis at age twenty-nine. Like the daring early works of his contemporaries Jean Cocteau and Luis Buñuel, Vigo’s films refused to play by the rules.

Free entrance, but donations appreciated. To reserve a place, please call 020 7620 2900 or email



1934, 89 minutes.

In Jean Vigo’s hands, an unassuming tale of conjugal love becomes an achingly romantic reverie of desire and hope. Jean, a barge captain, marries Juliette, an innocent country girl, and the two climb aboard Jean’s boat, the L’Atalante. The film works both as a surprisingly erotic idyll and as a lucid meditation on love.

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