Thursday, 6 January 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day Seven: Friday Jan 7, 2011

Boudu Saved From Drowning: Watermans Arts Centre, Brentford 2pm

Can Brentford count when considering the best film in London? I must admit to not having been to the Watermans Arts Centre but cinema fans in the area are certainly well catered for.

On Friday they screen Jean Renoir's 1932 masterpiece and it's well worth the trip to the venue, just a short hop from Gunnersbury tube (which is half an hour from central London).

The digitally restored version of Boudu Saved From Drowning horrified some cinema purists when it had its premiere in Bologna last year. They said it looked too clean and too crisp and not like a film of that period, something I discussed in a feature in the Guardian during the 2010 London Film Festival and which you can read here.

Here is the trailer.

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