A film showing as part of the Borderlines Film Festival
The glitter of Jazz Age clubland meets the Far East (of London) in this stunningly restored silent classic.
From West End glitter to a seedy dive bar in cosmopolitan Limehouse, Piccadilly brings a sparkling cocktail of influences to its portrayal of ’20s London, not least its dazzling design. Tragic heroine Shosho (Chinese American star Anna May Wong) beguiles her way from lowly nightclub kitchen hand to exotic star attraction, but a tryst with her boss could be this deco diva’s undoing.
German émigré director Dupont also offers a rare depiction of London’s Chinese community and tackles the then risqué subject of interracial sex.
Piccadilly plays with a pre-recorded, specially commissioned score by Neil Brand.
DIRECTOR: E. A. Dumont
STARRING: Anna May Wong, Gilda Gray, Jameson Thomas
1 HOUR 49 MINUTES
SILENT + ENGLISH INTERTITLES (WITH PRE-RECORDED SCORE)
Concessions and members discounts apply
Borderlines Film Festival 2024 is bigger than ever
Britain’s biggest rural film festival, one of the six largest film festivals in the UK, is set to take place from 1 – 17 March with a record number of screenings and events, just short of 300 in total. Borderlines covers a large area of country with 23 venues across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Malvern and the Marches, from mixed-arts centres and art deco picture palaces to remote village halls.
Supported by the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery, the Elmley Foundation and Hereford City Council, Borderlines offers audiences the opportunity to watch some of the very best new releases, including Oscar and BAFTA nominated titles like All of Us Strangers and The Zone of Interest, American Fiction and Anatomy of a Fall (winner of the 2023 Palme d’Or at Cannes).