A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, Babylon traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood. The film is directed by Damien Chazelle, who made Whiplash and La La Land before.
Babylon is a big, crazy, messy, glorious movie. It paints an eye-opening, alarming, sometimes awe-inspiring, and sometimes horrifying look at Hollywood during the late 1920s and early 1930s, featuring a large group of characters whose lives are all drastically changed during their time in the film industry. It aims to do so much over three hours that some may feel like it’s an unwieldy mass of contradictions and clashing tones, but for those who can get on the film’s wavelength, it’s incredible.
Director: Damien Chazelle
Cast: Margot Robie, Brad Pitt, Tobey Maguire, Diego Calva and many more
Duration: 185 minutes
Language: English Spoken
- Date: Wednesday 10 May
- Time: 19.00-22.30 (Doors open: 18.30hrs)
- Location: Erasmus Paviljoen
- Entrance: 4 euros
Organised by Studium Generale and ESN Rotterdam