A remarkably rich movie, full of detail, and it grips and entertains like a detective story while never losing sight of the horrors of war.“
– Philip French, The Observe
Reuniting the star and director of the much-loved Amelie (2001), this is the romantic story of a young woman (Audrey Tatou) and her relentless search for her lover who has gone missing on the battle fields of the Somme. The stories of the missing man’s comrades, told in flashback, are both dreamlike and heartbreaking.
“A stirring and articulate exploration of warfare and its consequences” New York Times
Based on Pat Barker’s celebrated novel, Regeneration depicts a group of shell-shocked soldiers coming to terms with their horrific experiences on the battlefields of World War One. This is drama at its most intelligent; compelling, compassionate and shocking.
“The jewel in the crown of Australian cinema’s New Wave” – History Today
Gallipoli serves as Australia’s cinematic monument to the men who fought and died in the eponymous battle during World War One. Peter Weir’s deeply humanitarian work is both a stirring adventure tale and an intimate testament to courage.
“What a bold, mad act of genius it was, to make “Lawrence of Arabia,” or even think that it could be made.” – Roger Ebert
Arguably the greatest epic ever filmed, Lawrence of Arabia is a majestic portrayal of one of Britain’s most enigmatic yet charismatic heroes. The famous shot of Omar Sharif emerging from the desert is remembered as one of the most dazzling moments in cinematic history.
“I never dreamed that any mere physical experience could be so stimulating!”
Two of Hollywood’s greatest stars, Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, go head to head in this inspired comedy adventure. Bogart is a gin-swilling riverboat captain on the Congo who needs to be persuaded by Hepburn’s strait-laced missionary to strike a blow in the war effort, with delightful results.
Films At Fisher proudly presents the final installment in this semester’s film series:
(US/1941) Dir. Howard Hawks
When: Tuesday 30 June; 5:30pm
Where: Fisher Library F03, Level 2, Exhibition Space
“I figured them guns was killin’ hundreds, maybe thousands, and there weren’t nothin’ anybody could do, but to stop them guns. And that’s what I done.”
Gary Cooper was never better than in this as a hillbilly turned all American hero. Ostensibly concerning WW1, the film’s release shortly before the bombing of Pearl Harbor transformed it into both stirring wartime propaganda and a box office smash.
The Films At Fisher series will be continuing on 4 August 2015, 5:30pm with the all time classic African Queen featuring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn.
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