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Monday 29 April 2024
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Wolfson at Cannes

Wolfson College has once again graced the silver screen, providing the backdrop for Jessica Hausner’s Club Zero, part of the 2023 Official Selection at the Cannes International Film Festival.

Wolfson is no stranger to the limelight, the College’s stunning site and facilities having previously appeared in Jurassic World (2015), directed by Colin Trevorrow. Club Zero is the first time Wolfson has been “in competition” at a film festival, however. Alongside our co-star St Catherine’s College, Wolfson features as an international boarding school where the charismatic Miss Novak (Mia Wasikowska) establishes a sinister cult. Club Zero releases today (27 September) in France, and a UK release date is due to be scheduled shortly. The trailer can be seen here.

Filming took place in August of 2022 and made great use of Wolfson’s Hall, which features in the trailer in as the school gymnasium (00:3101:10), playing host to some impressive trampolining. Designed by architects Powell & Moya, the Hall is part of the original fabric of the College, and will turn fifty in 2024. A spectacular example of Powell & Moya’s modernist practice, the Hall was built with a unique pyramidal roof lantern that allows light to enter while preserving the privacy and intimacy of the main dining space.

Wolfson welcomes venue and filming enquiries. Please get in touch at events@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

Above: Mia Wasikowska as Miss Novak in Club Zero. Photo: Coproduction Office.