This June’s Vintage Screening will transport you to the Italian coast for a showing of the psychological thriller The Talented Mr Ripley. Take your seats in Averys cellars, accompanied by a mouth-watering selection of wines picked by Averys resident experts – in keeping with the film’s beautiful Italy setting, these will be showcasing some of the highlights from this nation so famed for its wine production.
Guests enjoy sparkling wine on arrival, with bread and cheese courtesy of Arch House Deli to enjoy during the film, along with four carefully chosen wines that are served at points throughout the film (details announced soon).
Please make sure that you have read the guidelines contained in the Important Information tab above before booking your tickets. Please note the slightly earlier start time for this screening than previous Vintage Screenings.
In 1950s New York, struggling conman Tom Ripley (Matt Damon) is sent by a wealthy tycoon to Italy to persuade his son Dickie to return to the USA. Once there, Ripley becomes enamoured with the glamorous lifestyle that Dickie and his girlfriend lead, he resorts to increasingly sinister methods to ensure that this lifestyle becomes his own.
Starring: Matt Damon | Jude Law | Gwyneth Paltrow | Cate Blanchett | Philip Seymour Hoffman
Director: Anthony Minghella
Screenplay: Anthony Minghella
Producer: William Horberg | Tom Sternberg
THEY SAY: “An intelligent thriller [that is] insidious in the way it leads us to identify with Tom Ripley – he’s a monster, but we want him to get away with it.” – Roger Ebert, 1999
WE SAY: The glorious backdrop of Italy and its impressions of la dolce vita can’t mask Matt Damon’s brilliantly unsettling performance as Ripley. As we (hopefully) welcome in the summer, Averys’ selection of Italian wines will make you feel like you’re on the sun-drenched coast too, but don’t be surprised if there are moments onscreen that nevertheless chill you…