Romance in 4K Season
ROMAN HOLIDAY – Sun 23 Jan, 14:00
Audrey Hepburn’s Oscar winning performance in her first starring role. Roman Holiday was nominated for ten Academy Awards, and Audrey Hepburn captured an Oscar for her portrayal of a modern-day princess, rebelling against the royal obligations, who explores Rome on her own. She meets Gregory Peck, an American newspaperman who, seeking an exclusive story, pretends ignorance of her true identity. But his plan falters as they fall in love. Eddie Albert contributes to the fun as Peck’s carefree cameraman pal. Stylishly directed by William Wyler, this romantic comedy ranks as one of the most enjoyable films of all times.
Director: William Wyler
Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck
MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING – Sun 30 Jan, 14:00
Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz and Rupert Everett star in MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING, a high-spirited romantic comedy that serves up something wild, something new, something touching and something truly hilarious. Roberts dazzles as commitment-shy Jules Potter, who reluctantly realizes she is in love with her best friend Michael (Mulroney). There is just one catch: he’s about to marry someone else. Comically crazed and full of devious plans, Jules will do anything to steal him back… except tell him the simple truth.
Director: P. J. Hogan
Starring: Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts, Rupert Everett, Cameron Diaz
THE KING & I (1956) – Sun 06 Feb, 14:00
Winner of 5 Academy Awards, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s real classic tells the true story of Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), an English widow who travels to Siam in 1862 to serve as governess to the King’s (Yul Brynner) children. She soon finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch, but after getting to know each other, Anna and the King ultimately develop an extraordinary friendship that surprises them both.
Director: Walter Lang
Starring: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S – Sun 13 Feb, 14:00
Winner of two Oscars, here’s the romantic comedy that sparkles like diamonds! From the opening strains of Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer’s haunting, Oscar-winning song “Moon River,” you’ll once again be under the alluring spell of that madcap, carefree New York playgirl known as Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) in this 24-carat romantic comedy based on Truman Capote’s best-selling novella. George Peppard is the struggling and “sponsored” young writer who finds himself swept into Holly’s dizzying, delightfully unstructured lifestyle as she determinedly scours Manhattan for a suitable millionaire to marry.
Director: Blake Edwards
Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Martin Balsam, Buddy Ebsen, John McGiver, Patricia Neal, Alan Reed, Mickey Rooney
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY – Sun 20 Feb, 14:00
Does sex make it impossible for men and women to be true friends? The film chronicles this dilemma through the eleven year relationship between Harry and Sally who meet in college, then pursue their own lives until they reconnect ten years later.
Director: Rob Reiner
Starring: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Bruno Kirby, Carrie Fisher