WHO’S IN IT?
Maxine Peake (Funny Cow), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Pearce Quigley (The Way Back), Nico Mirallegro (The Pass), David Bamber (Valkyrie), Alastair Mackenzie (The Last Great Wilderness), Tim McInnerny (Notting Hill), Dorothy Duffy (The Magdalene Sisters), Philip Jackson (My Week With Marilyn), John-Paul Hurley (Hold Back The Night)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Mike Leigh (Vera Drake), director, writer; Georgina Lowe (Another Year), producer; Gary Yershon (Mr. Turner), composer; Dick Pope (Secrets & Lies), cinematographer; Jon Gregory (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1819, a peaceful pro-democracy rally held at St. Peter’s Field in Manchester turns into a bloody onslaught by British government forces, who single-handedly caused one of the most notorious episodes in British history…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The historical moment of 1819 is dramatized in all its bloody detail in director Mike Leigh’s most ambitious production in years, and serves as a stark reminder of the deadly consequences of government and authoritarian brutality.