Roman Holiday

  • Dir: William Wyler

  • USA, 1953, 118min, DCP

  • Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert

William Wyler’s timeless romantic comedy is a perfect introduction to Audrey Hepburn as a star of the screen. A true blue blood flawlessly fitting the role of a runaway princess, her naïve sense of fun and charming performance gained her enormous popularity and three prominent Best Actress awards. A day of freedom running rings round Rome, Hepburn and Gregory Peck’s charismatic, rascally reporter blast The Mouth of Truth to fame – now does more than rattle a conscience but become a lover’s game.

1954 Academy Awards, Best Actress, Best Writing, Best Costume Design
1954 Golden Globe Awards, Best Actress (Drama)
1954 BAFTA Film Awards, Best British Actress

19.8.2018(SUN): Post-screening seminar with Ernest Chan and Geoffrey Wong
Time: 4:00-4:45pm
Venue: Tai Kwun JC Cube
Free Admission
Conducted in Cantonese



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