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I Claudius

Winter Solstice Long Film - I Claudius

  • Sun 18 Jun 2017
  • 12—3PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • $5 per part
  • 4x parts, Jun 18, 21, 24, 25
  • Bookings essential
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rated: R16

A TV series screened over four days – the history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers

Our solstice long film series continues with a film inspired by the On an Island exhibition. In four parts over four days we screen Robert Graves’ novel, I Claudius (1936) as adapted by the BBC.

The mini-series follows the history of the Roman Empire, from approximately the death of Marcellus (24/23 BC) to Claudius' own death in 54 AD. As Claudius narrates his life, we witness Augustus' attempts to find an heir, often foiled by his wife Livia who wants her son Tiberius to become emperor. We also see the conspiracy of Sejanus, the infamous reign of Caligula, and Claudius' own troubled period of rule.

UK, English, 1977, Rated R16

Part 1, Sun 18 Jun, 2:54 mins
Part 2, Wed 21 Jun, 2:48 mins
Part 3, Sat 24 Jun, 2:32 mins
Part 4, Sun 25 Jun, 2:35 mins


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