Her Name Is... Betty Blue - Cult Classic Collective & #WIF201818

Her Name Is... Betty Blue - Cult Classic Collective & #WIF2018

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  • Thu 28 Jun
  • 130 minutes
  • Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix
  • Cast: Beatrice Dalle, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Gerard Darmon, Consuelo De Haviland, Clementine Celarie
  • France (1986)


She is a dreamer, a fighter - curious and full of mystery. She is full of contradictions. Sometimes vulnerable, often wild and unpredictable. She is a lover, a mother, a teenager, a wife, a daughter, a woman, and this is her story.

Her Name Is…

Betty Blue

…Morvern Callar, Lilya 4-Ever, Wadjda, Amelie Juno, Mulan, Kika, Coraline, Frida, Malena

We continue our commitment #WomenInFilm2018 with our season “Her Name Is…” which will see us screen films centred on her.

Our monthly screening with Nick Walker of Rochester Kino returns with Jean-Jacques Beineix's BETTY BLUE. The screening will be introduced by Nick Walker and will be followed by a salon discussion upstairs at the bar where you will have a chance to discuss this great film with fellow fans and first-time viewers!

A young woman whose passionate affair with handyman and would-be writer inexorably drifts towards tragedy as she becomes increasingly unbalanced.

#WomenInFilm2018 is presented in association with Birds Eye View, Hackney Wicked Women, WFTV, F-Rated, Bechdel Test Fest, Cinesisters, and #genesisters. As part of this year-long season we'll be screening films that have: a female director/co-director, a female writer/co-writer, or a strong/iconic female lead.