Roman Holiday 1953 PG

3.00PM Sun 14 Feb 2021 (1hr 58mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Roman Holiday will screen from a 4K digital restoration.

'This delightful fairy-tale romance, shot entirely on location in Rome, was made by one of Hollywood's most skillful directors, William Wyler (Wuthering Heights, The Best Years of our Lives). The film's bittersweet story is a Cinderella tale in reverse. A runaway princess (Hepburn) rebels against her obligations and escapes the insulated confines of her royal prison to find a "Prince Charming" commoner-an American reporter (Peck) covering the royal tour in Rome. The story was reportedly based on the real-life Italian adventures of Britain's Princess Margaret. The film received a phenomenal ten Academy Award nominations, winning Oscars for Best Actress (Audrey Hepburn in her American film debut), Best Costume Design (Edith Head), and Best Original Story (Ian McLellan Hunter).' Harvard Film Archive

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 118 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH/ITALIAN/GERMAN / DIRECTOR: WILLIAM WYLER / SCRIPT: IAN MCLELLAN HUNTER, JOHN DIGHTON / BASED ON THE STORY BY DALTON TRUMBO / CINEMATOGRAPHERS: HENRI ALEKAN, FRANZ PLANER / EDITOR: ROBERT SWINK / PROD CO: PARAMOUNT PICTURES / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: PARAMOUNT PICTURES AUSTRALIA / SCREENING FORMAT: 4K DCP