Al Pacino’s Visions of Oscar Wilde: Invitation Only Salomé & Wilde Salomé Movie Premiere London | EVENTS
Iconic actor Al Pacino is one of the modern era's most beloved film actors. Internationally famous for his role as Michael Corleone in the Godfather films, Tony Montana in Scarface and his Academy award winning turn in Scent Of A Woman the actor has deftly navigated a course of interesting challenging roles. In addition to his work as screen actor he has enjoyed a successful career on stage and in recent years turned his hand to directing. Fashion One was in attendance at the British Film Institute at the SouthBank complex in London for a special event that saw Al Pacino’s films Salome and Wilde Salome, productions based on Oscar Wilde’s plays, screened back to back, followed by a Q&A hosted by the playwrights admirer British actor Stephen Fry.
Salome is Oscar Wilde’s most controversial work, a tale of lust, greed and revenge that tells the story of King Herod and his desire for his youthful stepdaughter Salome. Salome, which stars Al Pacino and Jessica Chastain, is a filmed version of the play while Wilde Salome is a documentary that captures the trials and challenges Al Pacino faced when performing in the play and simultaneously directing the two features. The event was a suitably glamorous affair, with Al Pacino cutting a rakish figure in his dark suit while Salome co-star actress Jessica Chastain turned heads in a yellow lace Erdem dress and Rupert Sanderson hydra pumps.