Calling all cinephiles, artistic and curious types — A Nos Amours returns to the Curzon Mayfair showcasing the flamboyant and wonderful Fellini-Satyricon (1969) next week.
With the demise of repertory cinema in London, it was a genuine treat to discover A Nos Amours. If you’re keen to see films that aren't part of the regular distribution world (no Iron Man or Harry Potters here) we highly recommend catching the next screening held by A Nos Amours Film Collective. This is a film collective like no other. We spoke to founders Joanne Hogg and Adam Roberts (themselves filmmakers):
“We are dedicated to programming over-looked, under-exposed and especially potent cinema. They are a sense of occasion, a genuine community, we sometime have glamorous but thoughtful and serious introductions. But we want the films themselves to be stars though – and they very much are.”
Past screenings have included Tarkovsky’s Solaris, Makhmalbaf’s A Moment of Innocence and Cocteau’s La Belle et la Bête. As well as putting on films at stunning sites like the ICA and Curzon Mayfair, they also often have impressive guests introducing the films. Highly acclaimed writer and journalist Will Self gave a fiercely candid and comic introduction to a previous screening of Solaris:
“I’ve been in love four or five times. Twice with a woman, once with a man, once with a dog and once with this film.”
There is a huge sense of community at the events, a mixed crowd of young adults, industry professionals, artistic types and individuals eager to experience cinema going in a completely refreshing manner.
Satyricon is a visually stimulating, fantasy drama set in ancient Rome; the plot revolves around two friends arguing over ownership of their ‘boy’. Director Federico Fellini is one of the best from Italian cinema and this promises to be one of the most stimulating screenings yet.
A Nos Amours are also proud to announce that they will be showcasing this film in its original 35mm print. Why? Roberts says they want to show the films to today's audience in a form he filmmaker intended. True lovers of great cinema shouldn't miss this.
You can buy tickets for their next screening of Satyricon on Tuesday 10 September at 6.15pm directly from the Curzon Mayfair website.
By Natasha Saifolahi