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A Canterbury Tale
A Canterbury Tale

A Canterbury Tale 1944

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A Canterbury Tale 1944 U

124 mins United Kingdom Director. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Powell and Pressburger's most personal and unusual film remains one of the remarkable films in British cinema, delighting and surprising at every turn. Evoking Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the film charts the progress of a select band of modern pilgrims during World War Two – a land girl, an American officer and a British soldier.

With its glorification of the Kent countryside and attempts to define a spiritual - even pre-Christian -vision of English identity, the film can be seen as a very sophisticated form of war-time reassurance, presenting a beguiling moral alternative to the harsh material objectives of fascism.

Directed by

Michael Powell

Emeric Pressburger

Featuring

Eric Portman

Sheila Sim

Dennis Price

Genres

Classics War

Collection

WWII at the Pictures Sight and Sound Greatest Films Poll Powell and Pressburger British Classics SIGHT & SOUND POLL

Certificate

U

Released

1944

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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