Lawrence of Arabia Still

Lawrence of Arabia (PG, 1962)

Film screening (with break)

Bristol800/
Sat 18 June 2016

Lawrence of Arabia (PG, 1962)

Film screening (with break)

Lawrence of Arabia Still
Sat 18 June 2016,

To mark the centenary of the start of The Arab Revolt, we host a day of special events that includes film screenings and debate.

David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia (1962) is one of the finest and most influential films ever made. Starring Peter O’Toole as Lawrence, this epic historical drama won seven Academy Awards including Best Director, Best Sound Editing, Best Film Editing, and Best Picture. Showing Lawrence’s experiences in the Arabian Peninsula during World War I, in particular his attacks on Aqaba and Damascus and his involvement in the Arab National Council, the film covered Lawrence’s emotional struggles with the personal violence inherent in war, his own identity, and his divided allegiance between his native Britain and its army and his new-found comrades within the Arabian desert tribes. The film’s portrayal of Lawrence and of the revolt is controversial but it remains a masterpiece of world cinema and ranked highly on many lists of the best films ever made.

In association with Salaam Shalom and Shared Spaces Festival.

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