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Style and grace on film
The Mercury Cinema has a feast for lovers of classic cinema and the work of screen goddess Ingrid Bergman (1915 - 1982). The actress will be featured in special screenings of her films to celebrate her centenary year, as part of Adelaide Cinémathèque.
Image of Ingrid Bergman from Mercury Cinema Facebook page
Ingrid Bergman was a screen icon of the 1940's through to the 70's. Her films showed her great beauty and intelligence and have stood the test of time. Featured film classics include Casablanca, Gaslight, Notorious and Journey to Italy, screening from Thursday, June 11 until Monday, June 22nd.
Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca (1942) from At the Movies Facebook page
Her most famous film role was for the 1942 classic Casablanca. Ingrid Bergman co-starred with Humphrey Bogart, she played the role of Ilsa, the beautiful Norwegian wife of Victor Laszlo, played by Paul Henreid, an anti-Nazi underground hero. Laszlo was in Casablanca to provide a safe-haven from the Nazis. The final scenes are perhaps some of the most memorable on screen and have taken on a life of their own. This is an opportunity to see classic cinema on the big screen.
Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca (1942) from Classic Hollywood Los Angeles Times Facebook page.
The Mercury cinema is located at 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide. A great independent cinema with showings of classics and current day art house movies and documentaries. Further info on the program can be found online.