All That Heaven Allows

Directed by Douglas Sirk
USA1955
Sunday, 6 November 22 - 2:00pm
@ Cineworld
Too Late!

Immerse yourself in a delirium of class warfare, forbidden passions and lush autumnal technicolor with what many, ourselves included, consider melodrama maven Douglas Sirk's very finest hour.

Templates were set and star personas built by this tremulous, gorgeous-to-look-at story of the love affair between a well-to-do widow (Jane Wyman) and her hunky, working-class gardener (Rock Hudson). The term "melodrama" was until recently almost exclusively used as a pejorative, indicating a snooty, intellectualized disdain for the genre's expressive sentimentality (and also for its formerly largely female audience). But to wallow in the exquisite artistry that gives All That Heaven Allows its emotionality is to participate in cinema at its boldest and most unabashedly affecting. In the dazzling, dreamy face of this, one of Sirk's several masterpieces in the genre, even the hardest, most coldly critical heart must melt.

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Showings

Sunday, 6 November 2022 - 2:00pm @ Cineworld