Barbe Bleue (Bluebeard)

Saturday 10th July / 7PM @ Cooperative Car Park, Duns

A regional premiere of the rich, cinematic re-telling of the classic fairy tale, in which the young Marie-Catherine becomes the latest wife to the ogre from the nearby castle.

In the 1950s, Bluebeard was the favourite tale of good little girls, one of whom is Catherine, who loves to frighten her older sister Marie-Anne by reading this fairy tale to her until she starts to cry. Catherine also puts herself in the fairy tale by becoming Princess Marie-Catherine, Bluebeard's last wife, the one who escapes the fate of all those he hanged before her because she is the virgin princess that the ogre cannot make up his mind to kill.

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UK / 2010 / 17 min

A drama about the life of a young carer, her sister, and alcohol dependent mother, created by young people living in the Borders, and with music by Radiohead's Thom Yorke.

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Artist Catherine Breillat Country France Year 2009 Duration 80 minutes Cert Suggested 15