Excalibur

Feature film

John Boorman

Country : United States, United Kingdom
Year : 1981
Lenght : 2h10
Genre : fiction
Information : color, vostf

Cast : Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Cherie Lunghi

Distribution : Warner

Excalibur

Synopsis

In a world dominated by magicians and where dragons live alongside fairies, the sword forged by Merlin has just been drawn from the stone by a young Arthur, who thus becomes King. The Knights of the Round Table go on an epic journey, the quest for the Holy Grail…

John Boorman

John Boorman was a young cinema prodigy. At the age of 18, he made a living as film critic on the radio and through writing articles for various magazines. He cut his teeth working on television as editor and documentary director for the BBC. He launched his career thanks to the film Point Blank in 1967. In 1972, he directed what is probably his most famous film Deliverance, a real shock due to the violence that was brought out and the acerbic criticism of American society. Since then, he realized several great films, including Hope and Glory nominated at the Academy Awards, The General (Best director award at the Cannes Festival), Hell in the Pacific, The Tailor of Panama and Excalibur, which is likely to remain the masterpiece of his career. A real nomad in the film industry, Boorman has been moving around between the United States, England and Ireland for over thirty-five years. Last year he released, Queen and Country, as an echo to Hope and Glory and which opened the 16th Festival.

Selective filmography : Le Point de non-retour (1967), Duel dans le Pacifique (1968), Leo the Last (1970), Délivrance (1972), Zardoz (1974), Excalibur (1981), La Forêt d’émeraude (1985), Hope and Glory (La Guerre a sept ans) (1987), Le Général (1998), Le Tailleur de Panama (2001), Queen and Country (2014)