Friday 14 June, 6pm
The University of Manchester
Manchester, M13 9PL
FREE but booking essential http://pharaoh.eventbrite.co.uk/
dir. Jerzy Kawalerowicz
Poland, 1966, 180 min
In this Academy Award nominated epic story set in ancient Egypt Pharaoh Ramses XIII defies tradition by assuming command of the military, a post usually occupied by priest. His defiance leads to a battle between those loyal to Ramses XIII and the power structure of priests. The priests try to foll the people by capitalizing on a solar eclipse, but Ramses XIII realizes the event is only a natural phenomenon. Impressive battle scenes and periods costumes from ancient Egypt add to this colourful epic historical drama.
The screening is organised in partnership with Polish Consulate in Manchester and Polish Cultural Institute in London.