After a Covid-related hiatus, British Film Days return this year in legendary fashion, honouring the late and great Sean Connery, for many, the ultimate Bond, with three of his most diverse silver-screen performances.
The British High Commission, in collaboration with the British Council and the Friends of Cinema Society, are bringing back British Film Days with free screenings taking place at Pantheon Cinema, Nicosia.
On March 18, the 1962 film Dr No will open the three-day event. This was Connery’s first James Bond film, and it celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Connery went on to star in five Bond films, with many still hailing him as the greatest ever 007. March 19 will see 1987’s The Untouchables screened, Brian de Palma’s crime classic. Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Jim Malone. Music aficionados will recall and relish the soundtrack by the late maestro Ennio Morricone.
British Film Days will end on March 20 with the 2000 Finding Forrester, directed by Gus van Sant. Here Connery plays William Forrester, a Pulitzer prize winner who takes a young student from the Bronx under his wing, nurturing his writing talent and helping him secure a scholarship to a prestigious private high school in Manhattan.
British Film Days
Three film screenings of Sean Connery films. March 18-20. Pantheon Cinema, Nicosia. 8pm. Free. Tel: 22-675787