This week’s eclectic offerings include an Oscar Wilde classic, a documentary on the Nazis’ art obsession and the musical side of Sailor Moon
director of Shakespeare’s Globe. A Woman of No Importance was filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End especially for the cinema screen. An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today. Above & Beyond Acoustic: Giving Up The Day Job, a new concert documentary directed by Paul Dugdale ( The Rolling Stones Olé, Olé, Olé) for Scheme Engine and Myles Desenberg for Archer’s Mark (BAFTA nominated Notes On Blindness), follows the Grammy nominated group’s unlikely journey from the DJ booth to the Hollywood Bowl.
Above & Beyond’s Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki feature in a new doco.