Dripping with sharp-fanged cool, The Hunger is a rightful cult classic of the vamp genre. Set in New York City, Catherine Deneuve stars as Miriam — an immortal new wave queen of the night. Her centuries-old partner John (David Bowie) looks just as youthful and stylish as her and they stay alive by feeding on young couples they meet in clubs while posing as classical music teachers. When John suddenly begins to age, he fears Miriam has lured him into an elaborate trap and seeks out the help of Dr Sarah Roberts (Susan Sarandon). Though disbelieving at first, Sarah is soon pulled into their (under)world, seduced by the magnetic Miriam into bed and beyond.
Why You Should See This Film
Bowie, Deneuve and Sarandon – need we say more? Beloved by horror fanatics and well-heeled fashionistas alike, The Hunger is still as revered for its devilish genre innovation as it is for its drool-worthy costume department. In fact, head designer Milena Canonero once abruptly disappeared from the set in order to fly to Rome and source a rare fabric for one of Bowie’s handkerchiefs. And if that level of dedication isn’t enough, Bowie himself ensured that his voice was suitably hoarse for the role by standing on the George Washington Bridge every night and screaming punk rock tracks into the wind.
Presented by 10 Magazine
This screening is presented by our friends Alison Veness and Rebecca Khoury of 10 Magazine. Every ticket-holder will receive a copy of the latest issue and is invited to enjoy a bitingly atmospheric playlist in the bar before the film – curated by Roxy Lola.
10 is renowned for delivering incredible fashion shot beautifully, which is exciting and provocative, supported by exclusive interviews and powerfully opinionated journalism and all produced by a powerhouse of creatives. Since Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou, editor-in-chief 10 UK, launched 10 over 16 years ago, the aim has been to create a magazine and digital/social platform that comes from a unique perspective showcasing the seasons within an unparalleled environment.
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- Year: 1983
- Rating: M
- Director: Tony Scott
- Cast: Susan Sarandon, David Bowie, Catherine Deneuve
- Duration: 97 minutes
- Language: English