Absolute Beginners

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Set against a backdrop of emerging teen culture and rising racial tension in late 50s London, Colin MacInnes’ cult novel is brought to the screen in Julien Temple’s lavish musical adaptation.

Struggling young photographer Colin sees his ambitious, fame-seeking girlfriend Crepe Suzette slipping away as she ruthlessly pursues a career in fashion. To win her back he’ll need to compromise his idealism and do whatever it takes to make the big time himself.

Followed by a Q&A with the artist and journalist Chris Sullivan, who appeared in the film.

Part of the Soho A Gogo Film Festival.

BBFC rating
12A
Year
1986
Running time
103 mins
Country
UK
Format
DCP
Director
Julien Temple
Cast
Eddie O'Connell, Patsy Kensit, David Bowie

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