A Canterbury Tale (1944)
A Canterbury Tale (1944)

Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

A Canterbury Tale

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger | United Kingdom | 1944 | G


Wed 8 May 2024

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Alternating between an investigation into a series of mysterious glue throwing attacks and lyrical observations of the local community, Powell and Pressburger’s visionary update of Chaucer surveys the romantic values shared by contemporary and Medieval England, the local inhabitants and the foreigners stationed in and around Canterbury during World War II. Despite an initially lukewarm reception, this fugue-like film’s reputation has grown over time and it is now regarded as amongst the filmmakers’ greatest and most personal works. With Eric Portman, Dennis Price and Sheila Sim.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: Park Circus
Runtime: 124 mins

Event duration

124 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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