A Canterbury tale

United Kingdom, 1944

Film
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A puzzle when it first appeared, but now hailed as one of Powell and Pressburger’s most suggestive and profound explorations of Englishness, this is a modern-day pilgrimage. Four people, uprooted by the war, are drawn towards Canterbury - and discover what they couldn’t find in peacetime. Described by Derek Jarman as English culture dealt with mythically in a very strange way. Stars Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, and Dennis Price.

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Credits

production company

Rank Film Productions

Archers Film Productions

co-producers/directors

Michael Powell

Emeric Pressburger

Duration

02:04:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1944

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303651

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q133466

TMDB-Movie

15696

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