The Battle of Algiers

Series: Rebellion & Revolution: Insurgent Cinema

This film is part of our original film series REBELLION & REVOLUTION: Insurgent Cinema, a celebration of subversive cinema, guerilla-style filmmaking, and insurrection in film. 

THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (1966): New digital restoration! One of the most influential films about revolution in cinema history, vividly re-creating a key year in the Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides; children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafes, and French soldiers resort to torture to break the will of the insurgents. Shot on the streets of Algiers in a documentary style, and featuring a phenomenal soundtrack by Ennio Morricone, the film is a powerful tour-de-force case study in modern guerilla warfare.

Passes Accepted: Guest Pass and Member Guest Pass

Gillo Pontecorvo
123 mins.