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Georgy Girl

Silvio Narizzano

We are delighted that our collaboration with V&A Dundee resumes to bring you a cinematic celebration of the most iconic fashion designer of the 1960s, Mary Quant. A design and retail pioneer, she popularised super-high hemlines and other irreverent looks that were critical to the development of the 'Swinging Sixties' scene. We hope this eclectic mix of films will inspire you to dive into a period of British history which pushed boundaries – and hemlines – in the most exciting way.

Although it is probably now best known for its smash hit theme song performed by The Seekers, Georgy Girl has a lot more than a catchy tune going for it. The plot revolves around Georgina, a dowdy, virginal dance instructor, (a career-defining, Oscar-nominated performance by Lynne Redgrave) who is being pursued by a wealthy older man (James Mason, typically excellent), who can offer her stability. But Georgina is also falling for Alan Bates, the man having a child with her promiscuous and carefree flatmate Meredith (Charlotte Rampling, decked out in lots of Mary Quant).

“An essential British film of its time.”

Director Silvio Narizzano injects plenty of modish style into this examination of a complicated love quartet and one young woman’s journey towards self-discovery, whilst also managing to strike a very delicate and impressive balance. On the one hand, the film is a very funny comedy of manners and sexual mores, which was more than a little risqué for the time, and talked frankly about abortions and sexually liberated women. On the other hand, the film paints an admirably bleak picture of how few choices were still open to women during the 1960s. An essential British film of its time.

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