In July, Park Your Cinema presents legendary names of American comedy, in films that continue to inspire to this day: Frank Capra's humanism meets dark comedy in the film adaptation of an acclaimed play; Mel Brooks unleashes his satirical vein in his debut as a director (and receives an Academy Award while he's at it); Blake Edwards takes fun to the next level, with a pure pop deconstruction of Hollywood. Three unforgettable film screenings at the Great Lawn of the Stavros Niarchos Park.
Program curated by Elias Frangoulis
The Party: Plot
An Indian aspiring actor is invited by mistake to a Hollywood producer’s big party, after utterly ruining the set of his latest feature film! His appearance in the producer’s hi-tech villa will be just as disastrous. Few cinematic comedies have been so popular with the Greek audience. Peter Sellers' hilarious acting coupled with Blake Edwards' finesse and glam (in their only collaboration outside of The Pink Panther franchise) make for an indelible cult film that owes much to Jacques Tati's style, while the main actor’s improvisatory style lent an air of radical experimentation to the production.
Directed by Blake Edwards
Thursday 25/07 | 21.00
*Visitors are advised to bring insect repellent and a mat, or a blanket for sitting on the ground.