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Back to Black

UK/USA, 122 minutes | 2024

Friday, June 28 | 8.30pm, Lower Lawn House

The extraordinary story of Amy Winehouse's rise to fame from Southgate to the Grammy Awards stage, Back to Black is advised by means of Winehouse's eyes with a vivid and intimate method that displays her personal deeply felt lyrics. Featuring a staggering efficiency by Marisa Abela, who nails each single observe as the enduring singer, the movie explores and embraces the numerous layers of the artist and the tumultuous love story on the heart of one of the crucial legendary albums of all time. Poignantly directed with outstanding heat and urgency by Sam Taylor-Johnson, the movie is a young journey by means of a groundbreaking artistic's course of and energy.

Taylor-Johnson shall be introduced with the Outstanding Achievement in Directing Award. A Q&A with Taylor-Johnson and producer Alison Owen instantly follows the screening.

Falbalas

France, 111 minutes | 1945

Saturday, June 29 | 2pm, SCAD Theater

Capturing the glamorous but tumultuous world of Parisian high fashion, Falbalas is a blinding exploration of affection, obsession, and artistry that follows a charismatic dressmaker as the fragile threads of his skilled and private lives start to unravel after falling for the fiancé of his finest pal. Directed by Jacques Becker, a largely unsung grasp of French cinema whose work preceded the French New Wave, the movie nonetheless embodies not solely the very best of the director's period, but in addition the way forward for cinema. Becker weaves collectively a tapestry of lush visuals and complex feelings, capturing the attract and fragility of the style business. With luxurious costumes and evocative cinematography, together with its piercingly imaginative use of closeups, this masterpiece of magnificence, refinement, and precision was a central work of inspiration to well-known designer Jean Paul Gaultier, whose CinemaFashion by Jean Paul Gaultier is at present on exhibition at SCAD FASH Lacoste.

“I cry every time I see Falbalas, but it gave me my vocation in life,” Gaultier stated. “It directed the way that I should make fashion – somebody in action, making the clothes, doing the fittings, having a muse.”

The screening shall be preceded by a prerecorded introduction that includes Gaultier and SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace. Ticketholders additionally take pleasure in complimentary admission to CinéMode by Jean Paul Gaultier at SCAD FASH Lacoste.

Presented in French with English subtitles.

Amélie (The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain)

France, 122 minutes | 2001

Saturday, June 29 | 8.30pm, Lower Lawn House

A movie that enchanted the hearts of audiences the world over, Amelie is the joyously whimsical story of a younger waitress (Audrey Tautou in her breakout position) who discreetly orchestrates the lives of the folks round her to assist remedy their issues, solely to set herself on a mission to lastly do one thing for herself. Visionary French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet crafts an astonishingly creative cinema confection, bridging with irresistible charms and a kid-in-a-candy store sense of surprise. Adding to the magical ambiance is the vivid and saturated cinematography that captures a fairytale Paris, inviting you to journey right into a fantastical, romantic, and completely unforgettable world.

Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet shall be introduced with the Auteur Award. A dialog with Jeunet will precede the screening.

Presented in French with English subtitles.

For extra data on the pageant, go to the 2024 SCAD Lacoste Film Festival web page.

SCAD Lacoste reveals 2024 film festival programme