Allen’s Oscar winner ‘Blue Jasmine’ features at the Nenagh Arts Centre

Oscar Winner ‘Blue Jasmine’ screens at the Nenagh Arts Centre on June 5th.

Oscar Winner ‘Blue Jasmine’ screens at the Nenagh Arts Centre on June 5th.

After ‘Vicky Christina Barcelona’, ‘Midnight in Paris’, and ‘To Rome with Love’ director Woody Allen returns to American soil with ‘Blue Jasmine’- a return which brings with it some of the sharp-edged wit that was perhaps marked absent from his overseas triptych.

Best actress Oscar winner Cate Blanchett is outstanding as Jasmine, a down-and-out New York socialite who, left destitute by her cheating husband’s financial misdemeanours, moves in with her adopted sister and her blue-collar boyfriend in San Francisco.

Oscillating between cool haughtiness and pill-popping anxiety Kate Blanchett is a neurotic Allen heroine par excellence.

Polished dialogue and serrating humour ensure this will go down as a favourite in the Allen canon.

The film shows on the big screen at 8pm on Thursday, June 5th. Admission: €8.