SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2019

REVOLUTION

UK, Norway
1985, 126 mins
Production: Goldcrest Films International, Viking Films
Language: English
Format: DCP

Scriptwriter: Robert Dillon
Director: Hugh Hudson
DoP: Bernard Lutic
Composer: John Corigliano
Producer: Irwin Winkler
Editor: Stuart Baird
Cast: Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski, Joan Plowright, Dave King

Synopsis

Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his young son Ned is conscripted into the British Army as a drummer by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take a stand and fight for the freedom of the Colonies. As Tom undergoes his change of heart, the events of the war unfold in large-scale grandeur.

Director’s biography

Hugh Hudson was born in 1936 in London, England. He was among a generation of British directors who began their career making documentaries and television commercials. In 1981 Hudson directed the Academy Award and BAFTA Award Best Picture CHARIOTS OF FIRE, a film ranked 19th in the British Film Institute’s list of Top 100 British films. In 2003, Hudson was also given a special Cannes Lions award on the 50th Anniversary of the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.

Director’s filmography (selected)

2016 Altamira
2000 I Dreamed of Africa
1999 My Life so Far
1995 Lumiere and Company
1991 The King of Ads
1989 Lost Angels
1985 Revolution
1984 Greystroke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
1981 Chariots of Fire