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20 September 2016

World Cinema - Dancer in the Dark (2000)

Tuesday 20th September, 7.00pm

As part of the World Cinema Festival, The Albany Picture House presents Dancer in the Dark from Denmark.

Lars Von Trier’s musical starring Icelandic music icon Björk tells the story of Selma, an immigrant worker in America who finds solace in classic Hollywood musicals. Slowly going blind, Selma finds out her son could suffer the same fate. She endeavours to save money for an operation for him whilst starring in her own musical numbers.

A musical melodrama featuring a remarkable soundtrack from its star and an innovative approach to its direction. Dividing critics on its premiere it nonetheless won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Best Actress award for Björk. A truly remarkable, haunting piece of cinema.

“Von Trier springs surprises that should not be revealed. There is real filmmaking excitement here. You could argue that Dancer is a hollow stunt, a musical trick out of Ally McBeal. But cold technology is no match for Bjork's vibrant humanity.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

In association with Cinema for All

Ticket prices
Adult £5.00
Concession (OAP and Unemployed) £3.50
Students £3.50

There are a limited number of tickets available free to under 25 year olds. Please enquire at the Box Office.

Age Guidance: Certificate 15
Running Time: 2 hours 10 mins


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