Throughout 2018 our CineClub film series will be screening a selection of historical films to highlight and further explore the years 1918 & 1938.
We present one of the masterpieces of French cinema starring Austrian actor/director Erich von Stroheim in the role of Major von Rauffenstein. La Grande Illusion is an explicitly anti-war film about a small group of imprisoned French officers plotting their escape. It celebrates a humanity that can transcend national, class and racial differences, suggesting that man's common experience can prevail over nationalism, extremist ideology and its outcome - war.
France, 1937, 113min, English, French, German and Russian with English subtitles, directed by Jean Renoir
Upcoming films from the Historical Film Series:
Thursday 25 January, 7pm, ACF London
Thursday 1 March, 7pm, ACF London
Jules et Jim
Tuesday 13 March, 7pm