roman holiday (1953)
Director: William Wyler
Length: 118 mins
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power, Harcourt Williams, Margaret Rawlings
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn and directed by William Wyler, Roman Holiday won three Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Costume Design and Best Writing. In this timeless classic, Hepburn is at her transcendent best as a sheltered princess who falls for an American newsman in Rome.
"Roman Holiday" is well-scripted and well-acted with gorgeous visuals shot on location in Italy. It's a charming film with wit fresh enough for a modern audience.
- Academy Award for Best Picture
- Academy Award for Best Director (William Wyler)
- Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Eddie Albert)
- Academy Award for Writing (Screenplay) (Ian McLellan Hunter and John Dighton)
- Academy Award for Best Art Direction (Hal Pereira & Walter H. Tyler)
- Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Franz Planer & Henri Alekan)
- Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Robert Swink)
- BAFTA Award for Best Film from any source
- BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor — (Eddie Albert)
- BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor — (Gregory Peck)
- DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures (William Wyler)
The Empire Cinemas, Island Bay Wellington
Wednesday 1 November at 7.00pm - OPENING NIGHT FILM
(Ticket price $30 and includes a special hour of aperitivi. Drinks by Peroni, Zabu, Luna Argenta & San Pellgrino, served with food by Bel Mondo presented by La Bella Italia.
Screening of Roman Holiday at 8.00pm