Nolan's Inspiration

Until Wed 23 Aug 

Dig deeper into cinema and see the films that influenced one of the most consistently successful contemporary directors - Christopher Nolan.

His World War II epic Dunkirk (screening on 70mm at Filmhouse, see page 4) is filled with stark, powerful images - many of which, with their absence or scarcity of dialogue, call to mind some of the great cinematic works of the silent era. In screening this quartet of films (two of which, incidentally are silent) we explore some of the influences cited by Nolan himself as major inspirations for this latest film - from the staggering The Battle of Algiers all the way back to the cradle of cinema with D.W. Griffith's Intolerance.

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Buy tickets for three different films in this season and get 15% off.

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4 films

  • The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri)

    Until Mon 14 Aug

    The Battle of Algiers
    (La Battaglia di Algeri)
    Director
    Gillo Pontecorvo
    Country of origin and year
    Italy/Algeria 1965
    Duration
    121 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 15
    Cast
    Cast: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Ugo Paletti, Fusia El Kader.

    French, Arabic, English and Italian with English subtitles

  • Sunrise (A Song of Two Humans)

    Until Thu 17 Aug

    Sunrise
    (A Song of Two Humans)
    Director
    FW Murnau
    Country of origin and year
    USA 1927
    Duration
    94 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated U
    Cast
    Cast: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing.

    Silent

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    Mon 21 Aug only

    All Quiet on the Western Front
    Director
    Lewis Milestone
    Country of origin and year
    USA 1930
    Duration
    134 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated PG
    Cast
    Cast: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Slim Summerville, Russell Gleason.

    English, French, German and Latin with English subtitles

  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    Wed 23 Aug only

    Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
    Director
    D.W. Griffith
    Country of origin and year
    USA 1916
    Duration
    163 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated PG
    Cast
    Cast: Mae Marsh, Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, F.A. Turner, Sam De Grasse.

    Silent

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