Directed by Ernst Lubitsch Starring: James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Frank Morgan
Set in a lovingly evoked Budapest in the run-up to Christmas, Ernst Lubitsch’s deliciously delicate comedy focuses on the various obstacles blocking the path of potential lovers, played by James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan, fellow workers in a gossip-ridden emporium who are unaware they’re in fact courting one another by mail in an anonymous correspondence. A perfect Christmas Classic for the festive season re-issues by the BFI.
Approx 98 mins
15-20 mins of trailers & adverts before the screening (not included in duration)
2hr | An adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical musical. The film follows Jon, a young composer who’s waiting tables at a New York City diner while writing what he hopes will be the next great American musical.