Be careful what you wish for – the Goblin King might be listening…
David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Brian Henson, Toby Froud
UK-USA 1986. 101min
Directed by legendary puppetmaster Jim Henson, and starring a young Jennifer Connelly alongside David Bowie, as the bewitching Goblin King, Labyrinth was a commercial disappointment upon release and received mixed reviews. It found success on VHS, however, and the film’s hand-made aesthetic ensured its longevity and cult status. This peculiar fantasy-adventure boasts a spellbinding score from Trevor Jones (including some memorable Bowie songs), ethereal conceptual costume designs by Brian Froud and a mind-bending finale based on Escher’s staircase.
The screening on Sunday 9 January 13:00 is a families’ screening.