Peterloo is a 2018 British historical drama, written and directed by Mike Leigh, based on the Peterloo Massacre of 1819. The film was selected to be screened in the main competition section of the 75th Venice International Film Festival.
Directed by Mike Leigh. With Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell, Philip Jackson. The story of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre where British forces attacked a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester.
In select theaters April 5, An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter's Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history.
The massacre, which came to be called Peterloo, can be seen as a foundational milestone of class struggle not just in England but all of Europe. According to reports, the great British filmmaker Mike Leigh has long sought to make a film about the events leading up to the massacre, and the massacre itself.
An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of ...
Apr 04, 2019 · Review: 'Peterloo' Is A Rich, Bloody Tapestry, Though You May Lose The Thread The writer/director's latest film, about the British government's deadly assault on protesters in 1819, instills a ...
Apr 04, 2019 · 'Peterloo' isn't Mike Leigh's best film, says Peter Travers, but his recreation of an 1819 massacre still feels timely, urgent. Our review. ... Home Movies Movie Reviews. April 4, 2019 8:09AM ET
Apr 04, 2019 · ‘Peterloo’ Review: Political Violence of the Past Mirrors the Present Mike Leigh’s new movie, “Peterloo,” is filled with images of oppression and fiery exhortations to revolt. Credit...
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The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper." (Venice Film Festival) 2018 Rating: M, Violence 154 mins UK