First Teaser Trailer for Mike Leigh's 'Peterloo' About the British Battle
"The corrupt order will come crashing down!!" Amazon Studios has debuted the first official teaser trailer for Peterloo, the latest film from acclaimed, Oscar-winning English filmmaker Mike Leigh (Vera Drake, Happy-Go-Lucky, Another Year, Mr. Turner). The film tells the story of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre where British forces attacked a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester. This seems like a very timely story to tell, about how important democracy and peaceful protest is for a just and progressive society. The ensemble cast of Peterloo includes Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Tim McInnerny, Christopher Eccleston, Leo Bill, David Bamber, and others. This looks good, for sure, I just hope it's actually exciting to watch and enthralling, not another long, boring, dry period piece from Leigh. The footage so far is very impressive.
Here's the first teaser trailer (+ teaser poster) for Mike Leigh's Peterloo, direct from YouTube:
Internationally acclaimed and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mike Leigh portrays one of the bloodiest episodes in British history, the infamous Peterloo Massacre of 1819, where government-backed cavalry charged into a peaceful crowd of 80,000 that gathered in Manchester, England to demand democratic reform. Peterloo is both written and directed by acclaimed English filmmaker Mike Leigh, director of the films Bleak Moments, High Hopes, Life Is Sweet, Naked, Secrets & Lies, Career Girls, Topsy-Turvy, All or Nothing, Vera Drake, Happy-Go-Lucky, Another Year, and Mr. Turner previously. This is expected to first premiere at film festivals in the fall, with announcements coming soon. Amazon Studios will then release Leigh's Peterloo in select theaters starting November 9th later this fall. First impression? Your thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
No rain. No rainbow.
DAVIDPD on Jul 24, 2018
MIke Leigh does engaging films. So, yes, please ...
shiboleth on Jul 24, 2018
This surprisingly candid comment appeared in The Times four days after the massacre: 'The more attentively we have considered the relations subsisting between the upper and labouring classes throughout some of the manufacturing districts, the more painful and unfavourable is the construction which we are forced to put upon the events of last Monday . . . The two great divisions of society there, are — the masters, who have reduced the rate of wages; and the workmen, who complain of their masters having done so. Turn the subject as we please, 'to this complexion it must come at last'.
Red Robbo on Jul 25, 2018
Amazon? Does anyone know of another way to see this? I don't want to give Amazon a cent of money. I love Mike Leigh, but if you have to sign up for Prime or something, even HE isn't worth that.
Charles Knowlton on Jul 25, 2018
Another way? It is coming to cinemas, probably the UK first followed by the rest of the world.
Derek BD on Aug 16, 2018
"...not another long, boring, dry period piece..." Leigh has made only a few period peices, not one of which were boring or dry.
Derek BD on Aug 16, 2018
Fair enough. I found Mr. Turner to be very boring and dry, despite a terrific lead performance and gorgeous cinematography. At 150 minutes, it's quite a slog to get through... Just my own opinion though, wrong as it may be.
Alex Billington on Aug 16, 2018
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