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The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

The Banshee Labyrinth

Edinburgh

About

We're watching Peter Greenaway's "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover," starring Helen Mirren, Michael Gambon, and Tim Roth. This film is noted for its visuals: its sets are lavish, the costumes, designed by Gaultier, are bold, and the acting is theatrical. The whole experience feels like an animated Baroque painting, further complemented by Michael Nyman's music. Despite its beauty, it can be a stressful film to watch, so please bear that in mind. Ticketing will be on a donation-basis, and all proceeds will go towards Edinburgh Women's Aid and ManKind Initiative, two charities helping victims of domestic abuse. We will also be selling homemade miso brownies outside the main library, from noon on Thursday. Both vegetarian and vegan options are available. Synopsis: At Le Hollandais gourmet restaurant, every night is filled with opulence, decadence and gluttony. But when the cook, a thief, his wife and her lover all come together, they unleash a shocking torrent of sex, food, murder and revenge. Run time: 2h 4m Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxpQomMfvIM Content warning (spoilers): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097108/parentalguide/#advisory-violence Date and time: Thursday, 1st of Feb, 19:15 (film begins 19:30) Location: The Banshee Labyrinth ID (18+) required for entry.

Venue

Opens Thu 1st Feb at 7:15 PM (GMT)
29-35 Niddry St, Edinburgh, EH1 1LG, United Kingdom
The Banshee Labyrinth