La Grande Illusion

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La Grande Illusion – CineClub: Historical Film Series

  • Tue 6 Feb 2018
  • 7:00PM

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:

Westfront 1918
Thursday 25 January, 7pm, ACF London

Kameradschaft (Comradeship)
Thursday 1 March, 7pm, ACF London

Jules et Jim
Tuesday 13 March, 7pm


Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate
London SW7 1PQ