The City Open Air season of film screenings coms to a close this weekend with two classic films.
This weekend marks the final chance to catch films in the open air in Luxembourg City. The Cinémathèque has hosted screenings with Orange near the palace and its traditional open-air cinema in the Capucins courtyard.
It is here that audiences can watch Michelangelo Antonioni’s iconic sixties thriller Blow Up (photo) on Friday night. The film won the Palme d’Or in Cannes in 1967. It stars David Hemmings as a cool fashion photographer (allegedly based on superstar photographer David Bailey) who discovers a clue to what he believes is a murder on a roll of film he has shot. With music by Herbie Hancock, the film co-stars Vanessa Redgrave and Sarah Miles.
The following evening, Jim Carrey stars in Peter Weir’s intelligent 1998 satire The Truman Show. A Golden Globe winner, the film sees Carrey play Truman Burbank, whose life is secretly filmed and broadcast around the clock as a reality TV show without his knowledge--the town in which he was born and has lived all his life is basically a giant sound studio. Laura Linney and Ed Harris co-star.
The films start at 9.30 p.m. and entrance is free.
Capucins courtyard, rue des Capucins/place du Théâtre, Luxembourg-Centre