Critics Central: The Battle of Algiers

A season of fresh films and classic cinema, curated by members of the Critics' Circle Film Section. For this screening, Francine Stock introduces THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS.

Gillo Pontecorvo's drama of the rise of the FLN against French colonial rule in the Algerian capital in the 1950s has never felt more modern. Shot on location with documentary urgency, its treatment of terrorism, military repression and even torture has remained over five decades both a model for radical activism and a caution for foreign powers. Exciting as a thriller, relentless as Greek tragedy and woven with unforgettable insight and images.


Club and Group screenings

Sun 2nd Apr 13.00 Ad Free: No advertisements or trailers will play ahead of this screening. You are recommended to arrive promptly.



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