Brookes Film Presents.... Pandora & The Flying Dutchman @ The UPP
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The Ultimate Picture Palace, Cowley Road
Oxford Brookes Film Studies MA student Robert Williamson will present a special screening of Pandora and the Flying Dutchman. Dir. Albert Lewin. UK, 1950. 2h 4m. Starring James Mason, Ava Gardner, Nigel Patrick, Sheila Sim, Harold Warrender, Mario Cabré, Marius Goring.
This exotic folk-myth story stars James Mason as an immortal drifter and Ava Gardner as a stony-hearted femme fatale both looking for love. Albert Lewin’s swooning technicolour romance cemented Gardner’s status as star and even earned her a statue at Tossa de Mar in Spain where much of the film was shot.
‘It's one of those unclassifiable efforts that threaten permanently to topple over the edge of ridiculousness, but somehow manage to avoid it.’ ★★★★ Andrew Pulver, The Guardian
‘Jack Cardiff's superb Technicolor cinematography looks as beautiful as Gardner and that's substantially the reason the film has stood the test of time.’ ★★★★ Derek Malcolm, London Evening Standard