Peterloo (2018)

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Peterloo (2018)
'Peterloo' movie poster, image credit: IMDb

Peterloo is an upcoming British historical drama directed and written by Mike Leigh.

The film was selected to be screened in the main competition section of the 75th Venice International Film Festival. The film will receive its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in Manchester. The screening marks the first time the London Film Festival has held a premiere outside the capital. Mike Leigh said he was delighted that Peterloo would be premiered "where it happened".

It is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom on 2 November 2018, by Entertainment One and in the United States on 9 November 2018, by Amazon Studios.

The movie Peterloo will mark the 200th anniversary of the notorious Peterloo Massacre.

On 16th August 1819, a crowd of some 60,000 people from Manchester and surrounding towns gathered in St Peter’s Fields to demand Parliamentary reform and an extension of voting rights. The meeting had been peaceful but in the attempt to arrest a leader of the meeting the armed government militias panicked and charged upon the crowd. The toll of casualties has always been disputed, but as many as 15 people were killed and up to 700 wounded. The immediate effect of the massacre was a crackdown on reform, as the authorities feared the country was heading towards armed rebellion. However, the outcry led to the founding of the Manchester Guardian and played a significant role in the passage through Parliament of the Great Reform Act 13 years later.

Cast - David Bamber

          Alastair Mackenzie as John Byng

          James Dangerfield

          Eileen Davies

          Liam Gerrard

          Bronwyn James

          Rory Kinnear as Henry Hunt

          Nico Mirallegro

          Maxine Peake

          Pearce Quigley

          Tim McInnerny

          Philip Jackson

          John Paul Hurley as John Thacker Saxton

          Harry Peter Bradley

Release Date - 1 September 2018 (Venice)

                        2 November 2018 (United Kingdom)

                        9 November 2018 (United States)

Genre - Drama

Directed by - Mike Leigh

Produced by - Georgina Lowe

Written by - Mike Leigh

Music by - Gary Yershon

Cinematography - Dick Pope

Edited by - Jon Gregory

Production Company - Film4 Productions

                                    British Film Institute

                                    Thin Man Films

Distributed by - Entertainment One

Country - United Kingdom

Language - English

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