Band on the Wall Film Club brings you a double-bill of two Baz Luhrmann classics – Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet.
Moulin Rouge! is a celebration of love and creative inspiration, taking place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet (Ewan McGregor), who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with the club’s most notorious and beautiful star (Nicole Kidman).
ROMEO + JULIET
For this hugely ambitious big screen adaptation of this classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy, Luhrmann updates the setting to a post-modern city named Verona Beach. In this version, the Capulets and the Montagues are two rival gangs. Juliet (Claire Danes) is attending a costume ball thrown by her parents. Her father Fulgencio Capulet (Paul Sorvino) has arranged her marriage to the boorish Paris (Paul Rudd) as part of a strategic investment plan. Romeo attends the masked ball and he and Juliet fall in love.
Dir. Baz Luhrmann, 1996 & 2001