A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life...at Grosvenor Square
How many ways are there to see a movie? Well, when you add movie magicians The Nomad Cinema into the conversation, the possibilities are endless. Nomad Cinema have no fixed home: they journey from venue to venue, always finding fresh pastures to screen cult classics and old favourites. For this one, get ready for Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 adaptation of literature's most famous and tragic love story, Romeo And Juliet.
Taking the original tale and shifting it slightly, we have two warring business empires, but still the same complications between Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo and Claire Danes as Juliet. Relocated from fair Verona to Verona Beach, USA, this vibrant, zeitgeisty mid-90s adaptation retains the bard's original dialogue, performed with gusto by a hip young cast and set to a perfectly-pitched soundtrack, featuring Radiohead, The Cardigans, Des'ree, Garbage among others. The film is studded with fantastic supporting performances from John Leguizamo (Tybalt), Harold Perrineau (Mercutio), Pete Postlethwaite (Friar Laurence), Miriam Margolyes (Nurse) and many more.
"The most aggressively modern, assertively trendy adaptations of Shakespeare ever filmed." – Variety
"Bold, brassy, hugely inventive and accessible and, in a strange way, just right." – Empire
Certificate: 12A. Runtime: 1 hour 55 minutes.
Grosvenor Square, Mayfair
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