Film: Kind Hearts and Coronets
Mon 11 Jun 2:30pmFrom £5.00 to £10.00
Part of Aldeburgh Festival
Introduced by Simon Heffer and Peter Hennessy
Kind Hearts and Coronets
preceded by The Dim Little Island
Peter Ustinov considered Kind Hearts and Coronets the ‘most perfect achievement’ of Ealing Studios, ‘a film of exquisite construction and literary quality’. The British Film Institute included it at number 6 in its list of the best 100 British films.
The Dim Little Island is a haunting miniature directed by Humphrey Jennings, the Suffolk-born master documentary film maker.
Both filmed in 1948, this double bill represents two snapshots of our island – one a remarkably subversive black comedy and the other a melancholic portrait.
Illustration: Lucinda Rogers