He came from nothing. He conquered everything.
Ridley Scott uses all his expertise to make history come to life… With sumptuous detail in every scene, his focus is on the key historical figures, and he weaves a compelling story to keep you rapt until the end. While it charts key moments in the rise and fall of France’s emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte (Phoenix), at its heart, it’s about heart. There are such touching, and often funny moments in Napoleon and Josephine’s (Kirby) volatile marriage, that really showcase the talents of the two leads. These are counterpointed by equally powerful battlefield scenes that occasionally shine beauty and border on the overwhelming.Definitely one to watch!
Screenings of this film:
|2023/2024 Spring Term – (digital)