Italy 2012, 77 mins (dir. Paolo and Vittorio Taviani) starring Salvatore Striano, Cosimo Rega Giovanni Arcuri and Antonio Frasca.
Set in Rebibbia Prison in Italy, this film follows the auditioning of prisoners, many of whom are lifers and serious criminals, and the final performance of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. As rehearsals progress, the prisoners come to see the relevance of the play’s themes to their own lives and attain some sense of the fulfilment and hope that artistic expression can bring. The film won the Golden Bear Award at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival.
Doors open at 7.30pm. Free drinks available. Film starts at 8pm.
The Highgate Film Society operates on a membership subscription basis and membership is open to all: you do not have to be a member of the HLSI in order to join.
Subscription films are shown in the Victoria Hall. Except where otherwise stated, doors open at 7.30pm and films start at 8pm. Complimentary wine and juice are available before every performance and, for longer films, during an interval.
The subscription films in our 2019/20 season are listed below. The first film is free. Non-HFS members are also very welcome to attend any non-subscription events taking place during the season.
Two membership options are available and can be bought both through the office and on the door:
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Guests: £8 per ticket. HFS Members only may buy guest tickets in advance from the office, either in person or by telephone payment. Guest tickets will not be available on the door.