Andrzej Wajda's "Danton" screens as part of A World to Win, a Century of Revolution on Screen

A season of ten revolutionary films charting some of the 20th century's most turbulent events.

 

Wednesday 5 Apr 2017 at 19:30
Regent Street Cinema
309 Regent Street
London W1B 2UW

Ticket price: £12
Booking link: https://www.regentstreetcinema.com/programme/danton/

Danton

Director: Andrzej Wajda; Cast: Gerard Depardieu, Wojciech Pszoniak, Patrice Chereau
Year: 1983, duration: 130 min; France, Poland

Andrzej Wajda’s historical drama about the ideological battle between two of the French Revolution’s titanic figures – Danton and Robespierre – is an intense political allegory about the futility of violent revolution.
Set in the second year of the French Revolution, the film recounts how Danton becomes the focus of revolutionary ire after criticising its terror. The film carries potent political resonances with Polish “solidarity” – a movement being repressed by the government at the time of production. Originally intended to be shot in Poland, the imposition of martial law in 1981, however, made filming in Wajda’s homeland impossible.
Director: Andrzej Wajda; Cast: Gerard Depardieu, Wojciech Pszoniak, Patrice Chereau
Year: 1983, duration: 130 min; France, Poland  

Film screening is followed by a Q&A with Chris Hampton

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