Roman Holiday

Dir: William Wyler
Cast: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert
118mins   1953   USA   U   English   

Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley, who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.

'William Wyler's Roman Holiday is a modern fairytale whose two leads have a charm and innocence that irradiate the whole movie – a kind of neofabulism to set aside the Italian neorealists' - Peter Bradshaw

This film is being shown as part of the Voigt Film Club so please arrive at 10:30 if you wish to see the introduction. In order to attend the introduction and take part in the post-film discussion you should book the 'Course Participant' ticket.


Wed 17 April