Dir. Abel Gance. France, 1927. 6h 30m. Starring Albert Dieudonné, Vladimir Roudenko, Edmond Van Daële, Antonin Artaud.
A special screening of Gance’s four act silent masterpiece. This colossal landmark in cinema history has been beautifully restored and features a marvellous new score by Carl Davis. Featuring strikingly modern imagery, the film is a technical masterpiece and was lauded by filmmakers such as Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese.
The film will be shown in four acts, with three intermissions:
Act 1: 1h 54m
Act 2: 1h 4m
Act 3: 1h 47m
Act 4: 47m
‘Gance's Napoleon looks startlingly futuristic and experimental, as if we are being shown something from the 21st century's bleeding edge.’ ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
‘Seen on the big screen in its new digitally cleaned up version with its Carl Davis score, Abel Gance's 1927 masterpiece Napoleon is a truly startling experience.’ ★★★★★ Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent