Beautiful cinema in beautiful settings
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 Merchant-Ivory’s 1985 production of E M Forster’s novel, A Room With A View. A moment of passion threatens to overturn everything when Lucy Honeychurch, a young Englishwoman touring Italy with her older cousin, finds herself un-chaperoned in the ravishing Tuscan countryside. Expect top-drawer performances from the British ensemble cast, stunning location photography and exquisite period styling. And, in a recent announcement, the BFI were happy to let us know that the screening will be opened by none other than Helena Bonham Carter. Witness a slice of film history introduced by movie royalty. "Decent, honest, truthful and, dearest of all to Forster, it connects." – Time Out "An example of British period filmmaking at its best." – Film4 Certificate: 12. Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes. Please note that chairs are not permitted, although you are free to bring your own cushions and rugs to make yourself comfy.
"A movie with exquisite period detail."