War romance brimming full of French connection
The Roxy Bar and Screen is perhaps one of London's best-kept secrets. Tucked away behind thick red curtains, the screening room has something of a speakeasy feel about it – expect comfy couches, cosy armchairs, leather sofas, tables and barstool all set in front of the big screen. Your ticket also includes any main dish from the Roxy menu before you tuck into the main event. Tonight’s offering is 2015’s World War II romantic drama Suite Française. Suite Française centres on a romance that kindles between Lucille, a French villager, and Bruno, a German soldier who is posted at her house during the early years of the German occupation of France. The film features an all-star cast including Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Riley and Margot Robbie and received positive reviews upon its release. "Handsomely shot, sensitively acted and, in places, genuinely stirring." – Movie Talk Over 18s only. Certificate: 18. Valid ID required. Runtime: 2 hours 3 minutes. Dress code: smart casual.
"A handsome, thoroughly respectable adaptation of the novel by Irène Némirovsky that became a bestseller 60 years after her death in Auschwitz."