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Southbank Centre screens Malle classics ‘My Dinner with Andre’ and ‘Vanya on 42nd Street’

Posted at 5:00 pm, September 22, 2011 in Arts & Entertainment

My Dinner With Andre at the Southbank CentreOn October 1-2, Southbank Centre screens a pair of masterpieces by the late Louis Malle: ‘My Dinner With Andre’ (1981, above) and ‘Vanya on 42nd Street’ (1994). Both films remain fascinating examples of the subtle division between theatre and cinema (the former is, famously, an extremely erudite and amusing dinner conversation seen in almost real time) and both feature legendary playwright and character actor Wallace Shaun (yes, him out of ‘The Princess Bride’) and actor and theatre director Andre Gregory. What’s more, Shaun and Gregory present these marvellous films in person.

For info, see southbankcentre.co.uk.

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