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Barbarella Rated 15

Barbarella

Dir. Roger Vadim. France, 1968. 1h 38m. Starring Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, David Hemmings, Milo O'Shea, Ugo Tognazzi, Anita Pallenberg.

In the 41st Century, Barbarella, an astronaut for the United Earth government, is sent to hunt down a missing scientist whose latest invention could spell the destruction of all humanity. Along the way, her sexuality is rediscovered, utilised and exploited in a variety of iconic kitschy sets and costumes.

‘Set beside Barbarella, the staid 2001: A Space Odyssey and the sexless Star Wars seem pretty stuffy; actually, Barbarella makes Flash Gordon seem pretty stuffy.’ Kim Newman, Empire Magazine

'A nutty film that boasts at times beautiful photography of some cheap but truly epic sets of PVC and everything that clings.’ Almar Haflidason, BBC


Sunday 4 March: 15:30
Monday 5 March: 18:45