The Hunchback of Notre-Dame | Notre-Dame de Paris (NC PG+)


This opulent French production is the second talkie version of Victor Hugo’s famous novel. Buried under mounds of latex, Anthony Quinn plays Hugo’s tragic protagonist. opposite Gina Lollobrigida as gypsy dancing girl Esmeralda, whose friendship with Quasimodo motivates the story. As in previous adaptations of the Hugo novel, the villain Frolio (Alain Cuny), originally a priest, is given a less controversial station in life: in this case, he is an alchemist rather than a man of the cloth. Adapted by Jean Aurenche and Jacques Prévert this is one of the more faithful renditions of the original novel, even retaining Hugo’s unhappy ending.

Cast Gina Lollobrigida, Anthony Quinn, Alain Cuny, Robert Hirsch

Dir Jean Delannoy | 1956 | France, Italy | 115 mins | UK Rights Park Circus

A raw pathos to Quinn’s portrayal of Quasimodo … genuinely moving. – French


Chichester Cinema at New Park                 Sun 1 Dec 14:30 

Edinburgh The Scotsman Picturehouse     Sun 1 Dec 16:15

St Andrew The Byre                                    Thu 19 Dec 13:00 



Below are changes from the printed brochure.
The website details are up to date.

TYNESIDECINEMA: Young Ahmed is now on Mon 2 December and not Mon 9 Dec as adverstised in our brochure.


As a result of the French National Strike from 5 Dec

François Armanet (Oh les Filles!)

and The Primavista Quartet (Nana)

are unable to appear in person for their screenings.
The screenings will still go ahead as billed at the Regent Street Cinema.
Oh les Filles Sat 7 Dec 16:00
Nana Sun 8 Dec 14:00

Glasgow Grosvenor time changes
A Faithful Man Mon 25 Nov 13:05
Just a Breath Away  Tues 26 Nov 11:20
The following do not screen at Heart of Hawick:
Just a Breath Away
To The Four Winds
When Margaux Meets Margaux
I Lost my Body has been withdrawn in Sheffield, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.
Check out on Timetables for replacements

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