Sands Films Cinema Club – La Grande Illusion

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When:
7th May 2017 @ 18:00 Europe/London Timezone
2017-05-07T18:00:00+01:00
2017-05-07T18:15:00+01:00
Where:
Sands Films Studios
82 St Marychurch St
London SE16 4HZ
UK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Sands Films Cinema
020 7231 2209

Sands Films Cinema Club: La Grande Illusion

La Grande Illusion / Film / 114 minutes / France/ O.V. /French, German, English/ Dir. Jean Renoir

So pointed was Renoir’s message that when the Germans occupied France, “Grand Illusion” was one of the first things they seized. It was “Cinematic Public Enemy No 1”, propaganda minister Joseph goebbels announced, ordering the original negative seized. It contains one of the most touching Christmas and homely love scene recorded on film

La Grande Illusion (also known as Grand Illusion) is a 1937 French war film directed by Jean Renoir, who co-wrote the screenplay with Charles Spaak. The story concerns class relationships among a small group of French officers who are prisoners of war during World War I and are plotting an escape. The title of the film comes from the book The Great Illusion by British economist Norman Angell, which argued that war is futile because of the common economic interests of all European nations. The perspective of the film is generously humanistic to its characters of various nationalities.

La Grande Illusion is regarded by critics and film historians as one of the masterpieces of French cinema[3] and among the greatest films ever made. Orson Welles named La Grande Illusion as one of the two movies he would take with him “on the ark.”Empire magazine ranked it #35 in “The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema” in 2010.

[Source: Wikipedia]

This film is one of the scheduled Stop The War Coalition screenings

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Sands Films Studios presents great classic anti-war films during April and May with the collaboration of the Stop The War Coalition.

Stop the War was founded in September 2001 in the weeks following 9/11, when George W. Bush announced the “war on terror”. Stop the War has since been dedicated to preventing and ending the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and elsewhere.

Stop the War opposes the British establishment’s disastrous addiction to war and its squandering of public resources on militarism. We have initiated many campaigns around these issues.

We are committed to supporting Palestinian rights, opposing racism and Islamophobia, and to the defence of civil liberties.

Stop the War has organised around 40 national demonstrations, including the largest protests ever held in Britain, most memorably on 15 February 2003, when up to two million gathered on London’s streets to oppose the Iraq war .

In 2013, Stop the War was central in mobilising opposition to UK bombing of Syria, as proposed by David Cameron’s government. This led to the historic decision in parliament when MPs voted against military intervention.

Other events which Stop the War has organised are thousands of public meetings across the country, direct action in the run up to UK wars – including walkouts from schools, colleges and workplaces – two People’s Assemblies, international peace conferences, vigils, lobbies of Parliament and anti-war cultural events.

Individuals can become members of Stop the War, and we welcome affiliations by supporting organisations and trade unions. Members and affiliates must support the aims of Stop the War as set out in our constitution.

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