Director: Baz Luhrmann

Australia/USA, 2013, Drama/Romance, 143min

F. Scott Fitzgerald fans held a breath when over-thetop Australian director Baz Luhrmann took on this classic American text. The  resulting film is lavish, raucous and loose with the very language that made the novel so famous. Nevertheless, this take on Nick Carraway’s fabled encounter with Long Island resident Jay Gatsby and his  entourage is really worth a look. There are memorable scenes, splendid performances, sumptuous art direction and production design by Luhrmann regular, his wife, Catherine.


Focussing on the film’s style, we’d like to invite Transition Year students to create a 1920s’ look for the screening. This could be a headpiece, jewellery, a bow-tie or any item that reflects the glamour of the Roaring Twenties. For prizes of the DVD, judging will be by a fashion historian who will give a short talk on the style of the period before the film.

+ The Chester Beatty Library invites you to visit their new exhibition, Costumes Parisiens – Fashion Plates from 1912-1914, after the screening.
Please note: This exhibition is free of charge but booking for the exhibition is essential through Justyna Chmielewska on (01) 407 0750.

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