Sun 12 May

This Land is Mine

Cert. tbc

Classics, Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

The Films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet

120 mins

in English

USA | 1943 | dir. Jean Renoir, with Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, George Sanders

© Belva Film GmbH

An exceptional film by Jean Renoir filmed in 1943 and set in the midst of World War II. Charles Laughton plays a timid middle-aged schoolteacher who is drawn into the Resistance standing up to the Nazis. The film is an openly polemical parable about the necessity to resist the Occupation. Renoir affirmed his films of the period ‘breathed the breath of anti-Fascism’ appealing to a common spirit of brotherhood and solidarity.

Presented in a new digitally restored version

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