|Weds 13th June||7.45pm|
Dir: Raoul Peck | France/Belgium/Germany | 2017 | 118 mins
Cast: August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps
I Am Not Your Negro director Raoul Peck’s bracingly intelligent period drama depicts the birth of communism in the mid-19th century. In 1844, the young Karl Marx (August Diehl) meets Friedrich Engels (Stefan Konarske), who shares his views on the exploitation of the working class. Marx is poverty-stricken whilst Engels is the moneyed son of a mill owner. But together, they form an intense friendship against a backdrop of social unrest; and after Marx is expelled by the French, flee to London together to progress their radical thinking. It’s a brilliant, fervent film, creating a vivid, absorbing world bolstered by the intelligence and stamina of its actors.
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