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National Theatre Live: A View from the Bridge

Opens on July 16

Director: Nick Wickham Run Time: 115 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2015

Starring: Luke Norris, Mark Strong, Michael Gould, Nicola Walker, Phoebe Fox

Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

The Film Center is proud to partner with National Theatre Live to present world-class performances filmed live on Britain’s most exciting stages.

About the film:

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece.

“Mark Strong, Nicola Walker and Phoebe Fox star in a menacing, meticulously conceived production. It’s like watching a runaway train hurtle towards you”

—Lyn Gardner for the Guardian (UK)

About the filmmakers:

Nick Wickham is a director of live performance films who has worked extensively with some of the world’s best-known musical artists, including Madonna, Rihanna, Beyoncé, and Metallica, as well as major Latin music artists such as Shakira, Carlos Santana, Alejandro Sanz and Ivete Sangalo. Wickham is also a multi camera director for the “National Theatre Live” series of live streams to cinema, including A Streetcar Named Desire with Gillian Anderson, Ivo van Hove’s production of A View from the Bridge with Mark Strong, Théâtre de Complicité’s A Disappearing Number and the original production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from the Young Vic.

Ivo van Hove is a Belgian theatre director known for his Off-Broadway avant-garde experimental theatre productions. On Broadway, he has directed revival productions of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge and The Crucible (both in 2015), Lee Hall’s Network in 2018, and Stephen Sondheim’s West Side Story in 2020. Among his numerous awards, he has received a Tony Award and a Laurence Olivier Award for A View from the Bridge. As general director of Holland’s leading theater company Toneelgroep Amsterdam, he has staged many internationally acclaimed productions.

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