Film Review: Cannes award winners come to Showroom Cinema
We are delighted to announce that on Sat 4th Nov and Sun 5th Nov, we are bringing the best of the Cannes Film Festival to the people of Sheffield with two exciting screenings of Anatomy of a Fall and How to Have Sex.
Both films have received F-ratings, a gender equality initiative in film applied to all films in our programme directed by women, written by women, or which have women in leading roles. We highlight F-rated films because less than a quarter of writers and directors in the film industry are women.
On Sat 4th Nov, courtesy of the French Film Festival, there is a special advanced screening of the Cannes Palme D'or winner Anatomy of a Fall, a Hitchcockian procedural thriller featuring a complex and fascinating heroine brilliantly played by Sandra Hüller (Toni Erdmann, The Zone of Interest). Justine Triet's film keeps the viewer constantly questioning common beliefs about relationships and truth.
Star of the film Sandra Huller dominated Cannes this year, with the two films she stars in, Anatomy of a Fall and The Zone of Interest, winning the two most prestigious prizes and asserting her at the front of this season's awards race on both fronts.
On Sun 5th Nov, we are delighted to be joined in person by the incredible Un Certain Regard winner at Cannes 2023, Molly Manning Walker, for a screening and Q&A of her breakout film How to Have Sex. This highly kinetic and slyly subversive film focuses on Tara (Mia McKenna Bruce), a teenager on holiday with friends in pursuit of drinks, sun and sex at a Cretan resort. But when a night of hedonism turns sour, Tara starts questioning her experience, friendships and future, even as the neon-soaked, endless partying continues around her.
Having advanced and special screenings of such hotly anticipated films is something Showroom Cinema takes great pride in, with these films then coming to our screens on general release as well. How to Have Sex opens on Fri 3rd Nov, and Anatomy of a Fall on Fri 10th Nov.
Tickets for both films can be found here:
Anatomy of a Fall (French Film Festival)
How to Have Sex + Q&A
Statistics on gender equality in film taken from the 2022 Celluloid Ceiling Report: https://womenintvfilm.sdsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/2022-celluloid-ceiling-report.pdf