The Prestige

Friday 30 August

Venue: Kino Teatr

19.30 to 22.30

Tickets: £9.00, available only from Kino Teatr

Author Christopher Priest introduces the screening of the 2006 film starring Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, David Bowie and Scarlett Johansson. You’ll believe in Magic!

Christopher Nolan’s award-winning mystery thriller about two Victorian stage magicians who develop an obsessive ambition to be the best magician alive.  Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale’s obsession with producing the greatest magic trick in history turns into a deadly feud in which both men are willing to kill.  Intense and very tightly plotted, The Prestige turns truth into illusion and illusion into truth, right up until the shocking climax. Brilliant performances, fantastic cinematography and superb storytelling which puts clues in plain sight.

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Christopher Priest

is a British novelist and science fiction writer. His works include Fugue for a Darkening IslandInverted WorldThe AffirmationThe GlamourThe Prestige and The Separation.
He lived in Hastings for many years, but now lives with his family on the Isle of Bute.
Priest has been strongly influenced by the science fiction of H. G. Wells and in 2006 was appointed Vice-President of the international H. G. Wells Society.

Priest has won the British Science Fiction Association award for the best novel four times: in 1974 for Inverted World; in 1998 for The Extremes;  in 2002 for The Separation and in 2011 for The Islanders.
He has won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction and the World Fantasy Award (for The Prestige).

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