Now beautifully restored, ‘A Farewell to Arms’ is re-released to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I.
A forgotten masterpiece, Frank Borzage’s film of Ernest Hemingway’s novel, is both a persuasive picture of the nightmare that was World War I, and a deeply affecting tribute to the transcendent power of love. Sexy and irreverent, Gary Cooper excels as Frederic Henry, an American serving in the Italian ambulance brigade who meets Catherine, an English nurse whose fiancé died at the Somme.
Frederic’s initial attempts to flirt fail to impress, but war can have an odd way of bringing people together…
This 1932 nominatee for Best Picture screens at the Dunamaise Arts Centre on Tuesday, November 25.