The undisputed landmark in silent film history by legendary director Abel Gance. Napoleon is a thrilling saga of innovative editing, unique shots and spectacular camerawork. Now fully restored, it is accompanied by a recording of Carl Davies’ enthralling score. This new digital restoration presents the silent masterpiece in all of its grandiose glory, with rich velvety blacks combining with gorgeously coloured tints and tones.
Cast Albert Dieudonné, Vladimir Roudenko, Edmond Van Daële, Antonin Artaud
Director Abel Gance I 1927 I 333mins (+3intervals)
Restored by BFI National Archive and Photoplay Productions
Simultaneously released on BFI Blu-ray/DVD and on BFI Player.
London Barbican Centre Sun 13 Nov 11:00
Inverness Eden Court Sun 13 Nov 11.00
Dundee Contemporary Arts Sun 27 Nov 12:00