France/1927/370mins/PG. Dir: Abel Gance. With Gina Manes
Tracing Napoleon’s life from a school boy throwing snowballs through to his victory on the battlefield, Gance’s masterpiece pushes the boundaries of the biopic, introducing cinematic innovations at every turn including handheld photography and pioneering widescreen format. The digital restoration was undertaken here in Wales by Dragon Digital.
+ Short introduction from Greg Mothersdale from Dragon Digital on Wed 31 May.
Click here to watch a video about the restoration of the film by Dragon Digital.
The film will be screened with two 15 minute intervals (included in the total running time).
Click here to download the programme notes for Napoleon.