A special Pitchblack Playback event celebrates the 4K restoration re-release of Sofia Coppola's acclaimed debut, which screens at Riverside studios from 18 August.
Ticket purchasers who buy, in the same order, a ticket for the 24 August The Virgin Suicides screening at 18:00pm and the Pitchblack Playback 20:45pm event that same evening can claim a 20% discount on the total order.
THE STUNNING DEBUT OF DIRECTOR SOFIA COPPOLA (LOST IN TRANSLATION.
FEATURING A SHORT RECORDED INTRODUCTION FROM SOFIA COPPOLA TO MARK THE RESTORATION.
“A melancholic adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides’s novel about death in 70s suburbia remains a perfect marriage of style and substance” - The Guardian
A brand new restoration of Sofia Coppola’s stunning directorial debut, featuring a spellbinding performance from Kristen Dunst. With mesmeric cinematography from Edward Lachman, accompanied by a cult soundtrack from French duo AIR, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES remains a coming-of-age classic.
In a quiet, conservative American town in the 1970s, Cecelia Lisbon, just 13, attempts suicide. She is one of five teenage sisters and this incident begins to unravel the lives of the entire family. The story is told from the point of view of the neighbourhood boys who are obsessed with these enigmatic sisters and draws its dark humour from the fabric of teenage life. Little by little, the family begins to shut itself off from the town and the girls are forbidden to go out. As the situation spirals downward, the boys plot to rescue the sisters.
THE VIRGIN SUICIDES is a 4K restoration from Criterion, approved by director Sofia Coppola and supervised by cinematographer Ed Lachman