THE GRADUATE

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THE GRADUATE

Lie back in a beautiful bath of nostalgia. For those who didn’t grow up in the sixties these were our fantasies of California, Berkeley, San Francisco as we listened to ‘The Sound of Silence’ and, of course, ’Mrs Robinson’ (originally about Mrs Roosevelt but rewritten for the film). 21-year-old Benjamin Braddock, a recent college graduate with no well-defined aim in life, is seduced by an older woman, Mrs Robinson, then falls in love with her daughter Elaine. Drama! Nichols’ first choice for Mrs Robinson was Jeanne Moreau. The (deluded) idea behind this was that in French culture the “older” women tended to “train” the younger men in romantic matters: as well as a response to the French New Wave, this film represents the sexual awakening of America’s middle class.

“A hugely pleasurable film.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

The Graduate - Trailer - HQ

Mon
09
Oct
20:30
  • Newlyn Filmhouse

Director: 

Mike Nichols

Actors: 

Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross

USA 1967 106m