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Vincente Minnelli season

BFI Southbank from 3rd April, Tel: 020 7928 3232

When he was good he was very, very good and when he was bad he was torrid. That pretty much covers the career of Vincente Minnelli, who directed An American in Paris (six Oscars) and Gigi (nine Oscars) but also The Sandpiper (er… ). His career was as strong as it was busy—34 films in 33 years—and every one is showing in a BFI retrospective in April and May.

Although he’s largely remembered for musicals, including the masterly evocation of Americana that is Meet Me In St…

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