Watch the trailer for the digitally restored version of Napoleon (1927).
Directed by Abel Gance
With Albert Dieudonné, Vladimir Roudenko, Edmond Van Daële, Antonin Artaud
Abel Gance’s heroic depiction of the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte is an undisputed cinema landmark. Famed for its groundbreaking technical innovations – including its famous triptych finale – and a running time of 5 ½ hours, Gance’s epic traverses many of the formative experiences that shaped Napoleon’s rapid advancement. Cool under pressure, Bonaparte overcomes fierce rivals, the deadly Terror and political machinations to seal his imperial destiny. Monumental and visionary, the story’s chapters play out in exhilarating fashion tied together by an incredible feat of editing and technical ingenuity. Featuring an equally mammoth score composed and conducted by Carl Davis (newly recorded in 7.1), this definitive digital restoration presents this silent masterpiece in all its grandiose glory.
15, 29 January, & 19 February 2017
Chichester New Park
21 January 2017
Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford
28 January 2017
11 February 2017
4 March 2017
Westacre Theatre, King’s Lynn
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