Mike Leigh follows his acclaimed film Mr Turner with another passionately realised historical epic. Rory Kinnear and Maxine Peake head up a talented ensemble cast to relay events surrounding the infamous 1819 massacre at St Peter’s Field in Manchester, in which government forces charged into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform. Told from multiple points of view, Peterloo is an ambitious and timely account of a defining moment in British democracy.
Dir: Mike Leigh. Cast: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Pearce Quigley, David Moorst