An enchanting classic the whole family will love
The BFI returns to the British Museum to present al fresco cinema on a dizzying scale for the launch of our next major national project: Love. Enjoy sunset screenings of classic films, which memorably evoke the heady promise of summer love. Arrive early to enjoy the offer from Benugo, where supper and a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be available to purchase before the screenings begin. Tonight's offering is Rob Reiner and William Goldman's 1987 fantasy, The Princess Bride, starring Robin Wright and Cary Elwes. Return to a time when men were men and swamps were swamps. A delightfully postmodern fairy tale, The Princess Bride is a deft, intelligent mix of swashbuckling, romance and comedy that takes an age-old damsel-in-distress story and makes it fresh. "The Princess Bride... treats children with respect, allowing them an adult sense of humour but also a childlike sense of the fantastic too." – The Guardian "As you watch this enchanting fantasy, feel free to be thrilled or to giggle, as you wish." – Time Certificate: PG. Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes. Please note that chairs are not permitted, although you are free to bring your own cushions and rugs to make yourself comfy.
"A risky piece of filmmaking."