Winning an Oscar for Best Music Score and a Golden Globe for Best Picture, this biopic tells the story of Hungarian pianist Franz Liszt, exploring the effect his reckless romantic affairs had on his musical career.
Liszt (Dirk Bogarde) is unhappily married to Countess Marie D'Agoult (Genevieve Page) and considers quitting performing in order to devote his life to God. However, he then meets Princess Carolyne (Capucine), the wife of Prince Nicholas (Ivan Desny) of Russia, and instantly falls in love with her. Liszt follows the princess on her tour around Europe and eventually leaves his wife, hoping to marry Carolyne. However, Nicolas is not ready to give her up.
Director: Charles Vidor/George Cukor, US, 1960
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Capucine, Martita Hunt, Ivan Desny, Patricia Morison, Genevieve Page
Running time: 142 mins
Monday 31 October 2022 Time:
19:00 – 21:25 Venue:
Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky BuildingTicket information
: standard £6 / concessions £4 / free to UoP students via SPiA