SCREENING AS PART OF THE BFI'S CINEMA UNBOUND: THE CINEMA OF POWELL & PRESSBURGER FILM SEASON
"This glorious film gets more fascinating and moving each time its seen ”- Guardian Film ★★★★★
Playing as part of the BFI's nationwide celebration - CINEMA UNBOUND - championing the work of filmmaking duo Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, this epic chronicle of a soldier’s career is also a piercing study of the pros and cons of ‘Englishness’. One of the directing duo's most acclaimed and beloved films.
Powell and Pressburger’s epic portrait of a career soldier – from dashing young Lieutenant in Berlin during the Boer War to crusty Major-General in the WW2 Home Guard – is at once an insightful chronicle of changing values in Britain and Germany (particularly in the military) and an admirably ambivalent exploration of what they saw as an abiding (and somewhat European) kind of ‘Englishness’.
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