The 13th feature of Mike Leigh’s career, Peterloo recreates the events surrounding the 1819 massacre in St Peter’s Fields, Manchester of peaceful protesters seeking just reform of parliamentary representation. Starring Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake and Christopher Ecclestone, this is Leigh’s first film since Mr Turner (2014) and again showcases his stated purpose of presenting ‘emotional…intuitive, instinctive, vulnerable films’ UK 2018 – Directed by Mike Leigh with Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell – 155 min Mike Leigh Returns and Brings to Life Britain’s Infamous 1819 Massacre – INDIEWIRE Mike Leigh follows Mr Turner with another period film, about the killing
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