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- Director: Mike Leigh
- UK, USA / 2018 / DCP / Colour / 154’ / English; Turkish s.t.
- Screenplay: Mike Leigh
- Director of Photography: Dick Pope
- Editing: Jon Gregory
- Music: Gary Yershon
- Cast: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Pearce Quigley, David Moorst, Rachel Finnegan, Tom Meredith
- Producer: Geogina Lowe
- Production Co.: Thin Man Films
- World Sales: Cornerstone Films
Mike Leigh’s latest which competed for the Golden Lion at Venice turns one of the darkest pages in history, and describes the course of events leading up to the Peterloo Massacre, which took place in Manchester in 1819. The film opens in the aftermath of Napoleonic Wars when famine and unemployment ran rampant with the Battle of Waterloo, observing the debates that voting rights should be granted not only to landowners but to all citizens. Leigh works through these debates during the dialogue-driven first half of the movie. The final part of the movie portrays how people and soldiers come across with stunning realism.
This film was a Meetings on the Bridge participant.