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From Page To Screen: Barbarella (1968) (15)

25apr11:00 amFrom Page To Screen: Barbarella (1968) (15)Bridport's Film Festival

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Bridport’s definitive film festival celebrating the art of literary adaptation.

This year’s guest curator will be Screenwriter and Director, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Jane Fonda created a genuine icon when she leapt out of her spaceship as intergalactic government agent Barbarella, a wide eyed innocent on the trail of rogue scientist Durand Durand (Milo O’Shea).  It’s 40,000 AD on kitsch planet Sorgo, and a host of characters featuring David Hemmings, Anita Pallenberg and mime legend Marcel Marceau help and hinder our heroine in her ‘investigation’. It took 9 writers to concoct the skimpy plot, propelling her into a succession of ever skimpier outfits – but what outfits! Costume designers Jacques Fonteray and Paco Rabanne, Production Designer Mario Garbuglia and Director of Photography Claude Renoir created a wildly imaginative future world, with sparkling dialogue from Terry Southern and a soundtrack spanning everything from lounge grooves to psychedelic rock.

Following this screening join Production Designer and The Future We Make exhibition curator, Caroline Greville-Morris, for a tour of the exhibition in the Allsop Gallery.

DIRECTOR | Roger Vadim
STARS | Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law and Milo O’Shea
SOURCE TEXT | Jean-Claude Forest’s comic Barbarella
SCREENWRITER | Jean-Claude Forest, Terry Southern & Roger Vadim with Claude Brulé, Vittorio Bonicelli, Clement Biddle Wood, Brian Degas, Tudor Gates and Charles B. Griffith.

For more information please visit

Bridport Arts Centre

Thursday 25th April at 11am

Tickets: Adult £6 | Cons & U25’s £5

Purchase tickets  for all morning and afternoon films and get them for £32. That’s a 50% discount.

Tickets available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre, Bridport Town Hall, South Street DT6 3LF. Tel: 01308 424901 or



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