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This film was last shown on 18 December 2019

Set around Christmas in New York, Eyes Wide Shut is the ultimate alternative festive film, returning to the big screen for its 20th Anniversary.

One night after attending an eventful Christmas party, Alice Harford (Nicole Kidman) tells her husband Bill (Tom Cruise) that she has had fantasies of being with other men. Shaken by this admission, Bill heads into the New York night on an obsessive journey of self-discovery, finding himself swept into a bizarre sexual underworld.

Kubrick’s final film, which the director delivered just days before his passing, is an intimate epic described by Roger Ebert as a “mesmerizing daydream of sexual fantasy”.

All screenings will start with a screening of new short-documentary Never Just a Dream: Stanley Kubrick and Eyes Wide Shut, featuring interviews with Katharina Kubrick, Jan Harlan and those who know the director best, recalling this final chapter of his career in moving detail.


Stanley Kubrick
2 hours 48 minutes
Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack, Tom Cruise


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