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Palace shows Man and Superman on Sunday

Published:Friday | June 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Contributed OscarNNominee Ralph Fiennes (RIGHT) and Indira Varma star in Man and Superman

Man and Superman is on at the Palace Cineplex and Palace Multiplex on Sunday, June 7, at 11:30 a.m.

Oscar nominee Ralph Fiennes (Schindler's List, Skyfall, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The English Patient) stars in an exhilarating reinvention of George Bernard Shaw's fiery philosophical comedy.

Fiennes plays John Tanner, a wealthy bachelor and harsh critic of society, who becomes a reluctant guardian to an alluring heiress, Ann. Taking the unlikely pairing in her stride, Ann decides to marry and tame this self-made revolutionary.

Appalled by the prospect, Tanner flees to Spain where he is captured by bandits and finds himself in an extraordinary dream-debate with the Devil himself.

witty and provocative

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale and a profound argument, director Simon Godwin's interpretation of the witty and provocative classic poses some fundamental questions about how we live.

Shaw adapted the term 'Superman' from the philosophical ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche, developed in the late 19th century. However, some three decades later, the word was commercialised by a superhero franchise and, according to director Simon Godwin, this is sure to cause confusion when Man and Superman suddenly appears in cinema listings.

The series continues with View from the Bridge, Everyman and Hamlet. The dates for each screening will be announced soon.

Tickets are on sale at the box offices of the Palace Cineplex and Palace Multiplex, as well as via the Web at www.palaceamusement.com, with a Palace Card.