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Alexander Korda

Rembrandt + intro by actor, writer and director Simon Callow

In this visually stunning biopic, Charles Laughton plays the Dutch painter as he struggles for acclaim.

We are delighted to announce that actor, writer, director, and author of Charles Laughton - A Difficult Actor, Simon Callow will introduce this screening.

Image from Rembrandt

UK 1936
Dir Alexander Korda
With Charles Laughton, Gertrude Lawrence, Elsa Lanchester
Certificate U. 18*

Laughton delivers a powerful performance as the Dutch painter whose work went unappreciated during his lifetime. Though this biopic failed to replicate the success of Henry VIII, its depth and complexity make it one of the finest portraits of artistic temperament ever produced. The magnificent sets, designed by Korda’s brother Vincent, are superbly filmed by French cinematographer Georges Périnal.

+ The W. Stab
UK 1935. 19min. 18
A commercial for cigarettes in fictional form.

*Due to combined content of this programme.


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