The Guns of Loos (1928)
Sunday 11 February 3pm
The Guns of Loos marked a bold new approach to depicting the war on screen. Previous British war films concentrated on highly detailed, documentary-style reconstructions of particular battles, with little attempt at drama or character.
For this film, the striking recreations of the conflict at Loos provide the backdrop to an intense psychological drama about a factory owner whose dictatorial manner and apparent nerves of steel quickly unravel when faced with the horrors of war. Combining strong performances with outstanding cinematography, the film received rave reviews on its release in 1928, with many critics declaring it the best war film ever made. Pianist Stephen Horne (with percussionist Martin Pyne) performs his specially commissioned score, first heard in 2015 to mark the anniversary of the battle.
Standard Ticket: £12 Student and under 16s: £6
Combined ticket with 1918, At Home, At War.
Standard: £20 Student and under 16s: £10
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