Peterloo | landelijke première

Mike Leigh

vanaf do 28 feb 2019  |  Cinema zaal 1

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter's Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protestors were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

director: Mike Leigh / drama / cast: Rory Kinnear, Pearce Quigley, David Moorst, Maxine Peake / United Kingdom 2019, 154 min. / English spoken / Dutch subtitled / long movie