U.S./Australia, 2001, 127 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Baz Luhrmann, Rated PG-13, 20th Century Studios
"Luhrmann has raised the level of his game, deconstructing the Hollywood musical–a genre all but left for dead–and reassembling it with a potency that hasn’t been seen since Cabaret."—David Ansen, Newsweek
"A landmark musical movie–controversial, mercurial, even cheeky." —Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
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Set against the backdrop of a spectacular show in 19th-century Paris, an idealistic young writer (Ewan McGregor) is drafted into a bohemian entourage and falls in love with an ambitious but doomed showgirl (Nicole Kidman) who is caught between the hero and a ruthless duke.
Like Strictly Ballroom and Romeo + Juliet, this film was made in director Baz Luhrmann’s signature style of “red curtain cinematics,” a phrase coined by the director himself to describe his vision of creating heightened experiences for the viewer in these highly theatrical films.
Moulin Rouge was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won two for Best Production Design and Best Costume Design. The film was praised for its direction, performances, costume design, soundtrack (featuring modern pop songs) and production values.
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This film screening is made possible by a generous donation from the Harry & Mary Perrin Fund of the Coral Gables Community Foundation and hosted by Don & Jeannett Slesnick.
Tickets to this series are FREE for members of the Gables Cinema. Click here to join! The Perrin/Slesnick Musicals for Members series is made possible by a generous donation from the Harry & Mary Perrin Fund and the Slesnick Family Fund of the Coral Gables Community Foundation. It is hosted by Don Slesnick.