Glenda Jackson plays Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, a woman heading for domestic crisis.
The very rare 35mm print we are presenting is courtesy of the National Library of Norway and therefore has Norwegian subtitles. The print has also faded to pink but, given Glenda Jackson's outstanding performance and the importance of its inclusion in our season, we hope the diminished colour and the subtitles will not spoil your enjoyment.
Glenda Jackson, Peter Eyre, Patrick Stewart, Timothy West
UK 1975. 102min
Glenda Jackson takes on Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler – and triumphs as the general’s daughter whose disdain for her new husband and the home he’s bought her is all too apparent. When a visit from a former lover brings fresh attention it’s clear that a domestic crisis is on the horizon. Trevor Nunn, who was Artistic Director of the RSC at the time, made a seamless move into directing for the screen, and Jackson was nominated for yet another Oscar® for her exceptional performance.
The rare 35mm print we are presenting is courtesy of the National Library of Norway and therefore has Norwegian subtitles. We hope audience members will not find these too distracting.