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The Tempest

UK, 1979, 95mins, Cert.15
35mm print
Showtimes and location

Film description

Lesley Walker developed a fast moving style that helped define the 80s zeitgeist in British film and television, editing features like Mona Lisa and Letter to Brezhnev. The Tempest is one of her earliest credits and she pioneered a suitably free and unconventional approach, deliberately mistiming and not necessarily matching shots up, contributing enormously to the disorienting effect of the film. Derek Jarman’s Shakespeare adaptation is far more radical and cinematic than the average heritage cinema style take on the bard but also more considerate of its Renaissance origins.

This underrated British classic will be shown on beautiful 35mm.

Showing as part of Leeds International Film Festival

With over 300 screenings held across 16 days, one of the UK's biggest film festivals returns for its 33rd year!
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Showing at

Hyde Park Picture House

Venue details


73 Brudenell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD, UK
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Access info

The Picture House has two small steps at the main entrance. Step-free access to the auditorium and foyer is possible via a side entrance. Unfortunately none of the Picture House's toilets are accessible and both via a flight of stairs. The cinema has three wheelchair spaces – to reserve one of these, please select the 'wheelchair space' ticket during checkout.

Refreshment info

The Picture House offers a range of hot and cold drinks, including beers and wines, alongside popcorn, sweets, ice creams (Northern Bloc) and vegan cakes (That Old Chestnut).


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