The Elephant Man (12A)Classic films at Storyhouse
- £9.50 / Aged Under 26: £7
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Directed by: David Lynch
Starring: John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins
A 30th anniversary year restoration of David Lynch’s gothic tale of Joseph Merrick. Exhibited as a ‘freak’ in Victorian London, Merrick is found by surgeon Frederick Treves who brings him to the London Hospital, however despite Treves intention to care for Merrick he soon finds himself the object of attention for a whole new audience. With breathtaking cinematography and an outstanding performance by John Hurt, the film raises questions about society’s casting off of those perceived as different, the human body and the ethics of societies. On release The Elephant Man was nominated for eight Academy Awards.
Approx 118 mins
Injury detail, Moderate threat, Upsetting scenes