[The] Battle of Algiers

N.p. Allied Artists, 1968. Collection of nine vintage studio still photographs from the 1966 film, housed in their original brown paper envelope stamped "Battle of Algiers B7," with annotations on envelope in holograph marker.

Italian neorealist director Gillo Pontecorvo’s careful, documentary style account of the guerrilla war for Algerian independence from France, concentrating on the historical, titular battle. Its unflinching depiction of both revolutionaries and counterinsurgents remains relevant to this day.

A landmark achievement in world cinema, winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1966, it was nominated for three Academy Awards (in nonconsecutive years), Best Foreign Film in 1967, and Best Director and Best Screenplay in 1969.

8 x 10 inches. Some even fading, else Near Fine.

Criterion Collection 249. Vogel, Film as a Subversive Art. Ebert III.

[Book #148794]