Dali and Beyond Film Series: Hugo
The Dalí & Beyond Film Series features an eclectic selection of films – both familiar and fantastic – with monthly themes ranging from horror, experimental and psychological to kid-friendly and world cinema. Before we bid adieu to our special exhibition, Dalí and Schiaparelli, we invite you to enter Schiaparelli’s world of early 20th century Paris during this month’s Saturday films.
Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Huge Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo’s job is to oil and maintain the station’s clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father. Accompanied by the goddaughter of an embittered toy merchant, Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home.