Our next film will be on Tuesday 8th November 7.30pm at The Grosvenor Museum
The Battle of Algiers
Director Gillo Pontecorvo
Starring Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Brahim Haggiag
Fifty years after its initial release, this critically revered depiction of the Algerian guerrilla insurgency against French colonial power maintains plenty of contemporary resonance. A fair-minded attempt
to reveal the brutality and suffering on both sides of the conflict, its ban in France on release did little to diminish its enduring legacy.
“A great film by the young Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo. It may be a deeper film experience than many audiences can withstand: too cynical, too true, too cruel and too heartbreaking. ” Roger Ebert
Venue: Grosvenor Museum