14.05.24, 20:30, Funny Girl (1968)

Funny Girl is a classic 1968 musical film starring multi-talented diva Barbra Streisand in a shining performance. The film tells the semi-biographical story of legendary comedienne and Broadway star Fanny Brice. Fanny's trajectory starts in New York City's Lower East Side and takes her to the upper echelons of the entertainment world as Ziegfeld Follies artist. Despite societal pressures and personal setbacks, Fanny's talent and determination propel her forward. Along the way, she finds love with dashing gambler Nick Arnstein, played by Omar Sharif. Their relationship is tested by Nick's gambling addiction and the challenges of their different lifestyles.

Funny Girl is a heartwarming story of ambition, love and resilience, laced with memorable musical numbers such as "Don't Rain on My Parade" and "People". Barbra Streisand's iconic role as Fanny Brice earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress and confirmed her status as one of Hollywood's brightest stars. With its mix of humour, romance and unforgettable music, Funny Girl remains a beloved classic cherished by audiences worldwide.

This film will be introduced by flamboyant fashion designer Brandon Wen, artistic director of the Fashion Academy Antwerp.

William Wyler, 1968, USA, 155', English spoken, not subtitled

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