The Shop Around the Corner

Set in a lovingly evoked Budapest in the run-up to Christmas, Lubitsch’s deliciously delicate comedy focuses on the various obstacles blocking the path of potential lovers, played by James Stewart and Margaret Sullaven, fellow workers in a gossip-ridden emporium who are unaware they’re in fact courting one another by mail in an anonymous correspondence. Lubitsch’s fabled ‘touch’, here at its highest, contributes to what is arguably Hollywood’s most exquisitely romantic depiction of the old central Europe and is of course “perfect seasonal fare”.

Event information


12 Dec 2023


1:00 pm


Arts Picturehouse Cambridge