Heroes & Villains
Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine (1952)
Loyal knight Wilfred of Ivanhoe (Taylor) sets out to free the kidnapped King Richard, the Lionheart, and rescue England from the clutches of the evil prince John in this rousing adventure tale where the chivalric and daring stand strong. Joining forces with the brave-hearted Robin of Locksley, Ivanhoe must confront Prince John and the fierce Norman warrior Brian de Bois-Guilbert while also juggling the affections of the beautiful maidens Rowena (Fontaine) and Rebecca (Taylor). Nominated for three Academy Awards.
St. George’s Cinema comes alive once again for the 2017 Silver Screen Festival with an edge-of-the-seat theme guaranteed to set the blood racing. Taut plots, dark storylines, tense cliff-hangers and gritty performances abound in this week-long festival of classic film evoking the golden age of Hollywood, and exploring the fight between good and evil, and the tensions of right and wrong. Some of cinema’s greatest names in acting are immortalised in eleven award-winning movies that see ruthless and spine-chilling villains pitted against courageous and feisty heroes and heroines.