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.
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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“My chief aim is to express the common humanity of men” – Jean Renoir
The Films At Fisher Series proudly presents:
La Grand Illusion
(Fr/1937) Dir. Jean Renoir
Often dubbed the ultimate anti-war film by the greatest of all French film-makers, La Grande Illusion is one of the greatest masterpieces of world cinema. Set in a German POW camp in WW1, the film is sympathetic to all of its characters whilst portraying tensions of nationality, class and race.
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