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CIFF: Darling + Q&A15

This screening will also include an introduction by former Film Officer for London Borough of Hounslow, Dennis Firminger who provides an insight into the area’s history with and connections to film-making.

Julie Christie turns in an astonishing, Oscar-winning performance in this tale about wanting it all – and getting exactly what you wish for. Directed by John Schlesinger from an Oscar-winning screenplay by Frederic Raphael.

Ambitious model Diana Scott (Christie) uses her relationships to turn a low-rent career into a high-gear smorgasbord of jet-setting, love-making and the pursuit of hedonistic happiness. But as she moves from one fiery tryst with a TV writer (Dirk Bogarde) to another with a suave playboy (Laurence Harvey) and yet another with a crown prince, she finds that happiness is the one thing that may elude her forever.

CIFF (Chiswick in Film Festival) celebrates the remarkable screen heritage of the West London community, with screenings of films made by locals or made locally. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A. Presented in partnership with The Chiswick Calendar.

Each film of the festival will have its own live intro, so we wanted you to know that we’ll be skipping the usual pre-film adverts and trailers in all CIFF screenings; please be sure to be in your seat for the advertised start time so you don’t miss out!


Dirk Bogarde • Julie Christie • Laurence Harvey


John Schlesinger

Running Time

122 minutes
Contains moderate language and sex