As usual, the screenings in association with the city’s Cinémathèque, take place at three locations. The space in front of the grand ducal palace will show popular films both classic and contemporary, starting with Steven Spielberg’s “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” this Friday, 26 July. Other highlights this week include “Saturday Night Fever” on Saturday and a chance to catch “Superjhemp Retörns” with English subtitles on Monday 29 July.
The rest of the palace season also gives audiences a chance to enjoy Hitchcock’s classic “The Birds” (31 July) and enchanting Audrey Hepburn romance “Roman Holiday” (3 August). But the undoubted highlight for Queen fans will be a sing-a-long version of Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” (photo) on Thursday 1 August.
Then over at Rotondes a season titled “Summer of Hippies” includes some obvious choices, such as Miloš Forman’s film of the musical “Hair” and the “Woodstock” documentary, but also some more obscure titles like Antonioni’s counter-culture revolution drama “Zabriskie Point” and the rarey seen, way out there “The Holy Mountain” by Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Friday 26 July - Thursday 22 August
Palace forecourt, Capucins courtyard, Rotondes