Romeo + Juliet
Sunday 20 January, 3pm | Arc Cinema | All Tickets $10
1996 | M | 120mins | USA | D: Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann cemented his international reputation with his reimagining of the famous love story among the beaches and suburbs of Miami.
“Baz Luhrmann's gleefully cinematic version of the play is so relentlessly inventive and innovative, it takes 20 minutes to get a grasp on how appropriate is his approach to the material. Bravely (but sensibly) sticking with the original dialogue, Luhrmann makes the central element of his audacious adaptation visual: as the camera races wildly around, or rests on luminous close-ups and ornate tableaux, the striking sets, costumes, characters, the colours and compositions serve perfectly to evoke the forces of wealth and poverty, love and hate, power and pride, prejudice and superstition that infest the chaotically sprawling post-punk, post-industrial, multi-ethnic world of millennial Verona.” – Time Out