Director Simon Curtis is our special guest for MVFF's Centerpiece screening of My Week with Marilyn.
In his memoir, The Prince, the Showgirl and Me, Colin Clark chronicled an epochal moment on the set with the legendary Laurence Olivier and luminous Marilyn Monroe, but gallantly omitted a whirlwind week he spent touring Great Britain with the American actress and icon. Director Simon Curtis lifts the curtain on this idyllic time, when the young Clark provided the star with a welcome reprieve from the limelight. In his charming feature debut, Curtis succeeds in capturing Monroe’s notorious vulnerability along with the incomparably radiant charisma that would soon catapult her to stardom in Some Like It Hot (1956).
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
UK 2011 • 100 MINS
Michelle Williams mesmerizes as Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood icon and upstart Method actor, coming head-to-head with British theatrical royal Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh), her costar and director on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, as witnessed by new production assistant Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne). Celebrate the Festival's midpoint with a screening of My Week with Marilyn and a conversation with director Simon Curtis.