Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon

classified 12A

Cinema Rediscovered 2016


Please note: This was screened in July 2016

Stanley Kubrick
Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Kruger, Diana Koerner, Leon Vitali
177 mins, 1975, UK/USA

Stanley Kubrick's breathtaking exploration of William Makepeace Thackeray's 18th century Irish adventurer was the nearest the great director ever came to realising his uppermost ambition, to film a life of Napoleon Bonaparte.

A period film like no other, it follows the adventures and misfortunes of Redmond Barry (Ryan O'Neal) where he meets his share of women, takes part in the Seven Years' War, gets recruited as a spy, enjoys the gambling clubs of Europe and marries into the English aristocracy, inventing new stories about himself at every turn of the road.

Kubrick brings the book to life as only Kubrick can, using some of the most innovative filmmaking of the time, including shooting under candlelight. Described by the Telegraph as a "spellbinding experience on many levels", Barry Lyndon has been re-released by the BFI after years of "waiting patiently for re-evaluation" and we are delighted to bring it to Bristol for Cinema Rediscovered.

Please note: Screenings of Barry Lyndon will include a 10 minute intermission.

  • The 17:10 screening on Fri 29 July will feature an introduction by Bill Lawrence, Reel Solutions.
  • The screenings of Barry Lyndon on Tue 2 Aug are part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café/Bar with a valid cinema ticket.