BFI Presents: Richard III

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BFI Presents: Richard III (15) 145mins

Screening at Kino Rye and Kino Hawkhurst at 7.30pm on Thursday 28th April.

Marking 400 years since the death of Shakespeare, Richard III (1995) returns to cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 28 April as a one-day event cinema release, BFI Presents: Richard III.

This is a new 2K restoration of the classic adaptation starring Sir Ian McKellen with Annette Bening, Maggie Smith, Nigel Hawthorne, Jim Broadbent, Kristen Scott Thomas, Robert Downey Jr and Dominic West is preceded by an exclusive documentary and followed by a post-film discussion with its screenwriter and star, Ian McKellen, and its director, Richard Loncraine, broadcast live from BFI Southbank.

Sir Ian’s illustrious career spans six decades and he has been performing Shakespeare on stage and screen for the majority of it: from breakthrough performances as Henry V and Edward II at the Edinburgh Festival (1969) to the title role in Trevor Nunn’s acclaimed production of Macbeth with Judi Dench in 1976 and the opening ceremony of the London Paraylmpics (2012) when he portrayed Prospero from The Tempest.

The release will be a highlight of worldwide Shakespeare celebrations throughout 2016, recognising the Bard's continuing influence on the world of drama.

BFI Head Curator, Robin Baker said “No writer has had greater impact on cinema – or inspired more films. At the latest count, IMDb lists Shakespeare as the ‘writer’ of 1120 titles. For me the best adaptations of Shakespeare are those that have taken his themes, situations, characters or language and presented them in ways that are purely cinematic: from the immediacy of the epic, bloody battles of Branagh’s Henry V or Kurosawa’s Ran (King Lear) to the intimacy of the close-ups used in the love scenes of Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet. Film and TV makes Shakespeare’s work more accessible than any other medium and the BFI National Archive looks after the world’s largest collection of film adaptations of his work so I’m delighted that so many of them are going to be shared with audiences across the world in cinemas, online and on DVD.”


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BFI Presents: Richard III (15) 145mins

Screening at Kino Rye and Kino Hawkhurst at 7.30pm on Thursday 28th April.

Marking 400 years since the death of Shakespeare, Richard III (1995) returns to cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 28 April as a one-day event cinema release, BFI Presents: Richard III.

This is a new 2K restoration of the classic adaptation starring Sir Ian McKellen with Annette Bening, Maggie Smith, Nigel Hawthorne, Jim Broadbent, Kristen Scott Thomas, Robert Downey Jr and Dominic West is preceded by an exclusive documentary and followed by a post-film discussion with its screenwriter and star, Ian McKellen, and its director, Richard Loncraine, broadcast live from BFI Southbank.

Sir Ian’s illustrious career spans six decades and he has been performing Shakespeare on stage and screen for the majority of it: from breakthrough performances as Henry V and Edward II at the Edinburgh Festival (1969) to the title role in Trevor Nunn’s acclaimed production of Macbeth with Judi Dench in 1976 and the opening ceremony of the London Paraylmpics (2012) when he portrayed Prospero from The Tempest.

The release will be a highlight of worldwide Shakespeare celebrations throughout 2016, recognising the Bard's continuing influence on the world of drama.

BFI Head Curator, Robin Baker said “No writer has had greater impact on cinema – or inspired more films. At the latest count, IMDb lists Shakespeare as the ‘writer’ of 1120 titles. For me the best adaptations of Shakespeare are those that have taken his themes, situations, characters or language and presented them in ways that are purely cinematic: from the immediacy of the epic, bloody battles of Branagh’s Henry V or Kurosawa’s Ran (King Lear) to the intimacy of the close-ups used in the love scenes of Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet. Film and TV makes Shakespeare’s work more accessible than any other medium and the BFI National Archive looks after the world’s largest collection of film adaptations of his work so I’m delighted that so many of them are going to be shared with audiences across the world in cinemas, online and on DVD.”


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