Les Misérables in world cinema

Thursday 16 October 2014, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Free
The Courtyard
Main entry, Swanston St

Enjoy free screenings of foreign-language film adaptations of Les Misérables celebrating the novel's universal themes.

Les Misérables

The screening on Thursday 16 October features a French version of Les Misérables, released in 1995.

Set in France during the first half of the 20th century, the story centres on Henri Fortin, a poor and illiterate man who is introduced to Victor Hugo's classic novel Les Misérables and begins to see parallels between the book and his own life.

The movie won the 1995 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and Annie Girardot won the 1996 César Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Written, produced and directed by Claude Lelouch, the film stars Jean-Paul Belmondo, Michel Boujenah, Alessandra Martines and Annie Girardot.

Rated M. Running time 167 minutes. French language with English subtitles.

Victor Hugo exhibition

Make the most of the Victor Hugo experience with a visit to our world-first exhibition, Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage, and discover the extraordinary story behind one of the greatest novels and most popular musicals of all time. Book online at Ticketek.