The lives of two dramatically different people will be unveiled with plenty of power and drama at Monico Movies’ next enthralling film evenings.
First, Oscar-winning director Ron Howard will tell the colourful, unforgettable story of legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti. His documentary may have a simple title, Pavarotti (cert. 12A), (trailer) but the late singer’s life was anything but straightforward.
Howard takes viewers from deep in the Amazonian jungle, where the Italian giant wants to sing on a famous stage, to Italy, New York, and the moving Three Tenors concert that made “Nessun dorma” a worldwide phenomenon and resulted in the best-selling classical music album of all time.
Along the way, the film covers everything from Pavarotti’s impoverished childhood and his early days as “King of the High C’s” to his support for Jose Carreras when his singing rival falls ill, his recording career, and all the twists and turns of his hectic love life.
Join us on Saturday, 14th March, to discover so much more about this fascinating, one-of-a-kind performer who helped bring some of the world’s greatest music to mass audiences.
The person at the centre of the following month’s film could not be more different: widowed pensioner Joan Stanley would rather stay as far as away from the spotlight as possible, because she is suspected of supplying nuclear secrets to the Russians.
Based on a real-life espionage case, Red Joan (cert. 12A) (trailer) stars Oscar-winner Judi Dench as the seemingly average older woman whose day-to-day existence in the early 2000s comes crashing to a halt when she is accused of being a spy for the KGB during the 1930s.
The drama takes us back to her days as a top physics student at Cambridge University, when young Joan (Sophie Cookson) discovers love … and communism. As romance and politics become intertwined, will Joan betray her country? And if she does, how can she keep her secret safe?
Find out with us on Saturday, 11th April.
Tickets for each film will be on sale at our usual suppliers:
Serenade, Deri Stores, The Honeypot, and the Victoria Fearn Gallery.
Doors at the Canolfan Beulah Church Community Centre, Beulah Road, Cardiff, CF14 6LX, open at 7pm and the films start at 7.30pm.
See you all soon at Monico Movies, your Rhiwbina Community Cinema.
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