Cinecity 13th Brighton Film Festival

13th-29th November 2015


18 Nov 18:30: Barry Lyndon

Director: Stanley Kubrick

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The Music Room of Brighton’s royal pleasure palace is turned into a picturehouse for Kubrick’s Oscar-winning adaptation of Thackeray’s literary classic. The splendour of the Pavilion makes a particularly fitting backdrop for this breathtaking epic following the picaresque adventures of its roguish hero as he cuts a swathe through 18th century society.

One of the most beautiful films ever shot, the reputation of Kubrick’s audacious and fascinating work has steadily grown; though not an immediate commercial or critical success on its release it is now justifiably rated among the all-time greats.

The Pavilion’s Music Room was where George IV’s own band used to entertain guests with Handel or Italian opera. While Handel’s stately Sarabande is the piece of music most associated with BARRY LYNDON, the soundtrack as a whole reflects Kubrick’s passion for classical music and features works by  Johann Sebastian Bach, Vivaldi, Giovanni Paisiello, Mozart and Schubert.

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger, Steven Berkoff

Released in: UK 1975

Running time: 184 mins


The Royal Pavilion & Museum Foundation is a registered charity which raises funds to help the Royal Pavilion & Museums conserve its historic buildings, share its collections and bring the very best of art and culture to Brighton & Hove. From as little as £20 a year, you can support the Royal Pavilion by becoming a Member. For more information call 01273 292789. All funds raised from Barry Lyndon screening will go to supporting the Royal Pavilion & Museums.

Tickets £24/£22 Duke of Yorks Members and Concessions includes a glass of champagne on arrival served in the Banqueting Room.

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