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Winstanley (Dual Format Edition)


Directed by Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo

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1649. With poverty and unrest sweeping England, a group of impoverished men and women, known as the diggers, form a settlement on St George's Hill, Surrey. Inspired by the visionary leadership of Gerrard Winstanley, the commune's tireless, yet peaceful attempts to assert their right to cultivate and share the wealth of the common land, are met with crushing hostility from local landowners and government troops.

With Winstanley, filmmakers Brownlow and Mollo (the creators of It Happened Here) have produced an astonishingly authentic historical film, and a powerful, moving story of one extraordinary man's vision.

  • New restoration by the BFI National Archive.
  • New filmed interview with Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo (38 minutes)
  • It happened Here Again (Eric Mival, 1976, 48 minutes) - the making of Winstanley
  • 9 Dalmuir West (Kevin Brownlow, 1962, 12 minutes)
  • Fully Illustrated 32-page booklet with contributions by Marina Lewycka (author of A Short History of tractors in Ukrainian), Eric Mival, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Tom Milne, and David Robinson; plus biographies and credits.
  • Dolby Digital 2.0 (320kbps)
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SKU 5035673011416
Catalogue Number BFIB1141
Subtitle A film by Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo
Product contents DVD & Blu-ray Editions
Year 1975
Director Brownlow, Kevin; Mollo, Andrew
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries UK
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour Black & White
Sound Dolby Digital 2.0 (320kbps
Subtitles English Hard of Hearing
Language(s) English
Running time 92 min
Certificate PG
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