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Pontecorvo, Gillo (director)
The Battle of Algiers [La battaglia di Algeri] (Two oversize double weight photographs from the 1966 film)
Rome: Igor Film, 1966. Two oversize borderless double weight black and white photographs from the 1966 film. With a few identifying annotations in holograph pencil and ink on the verso. 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. A landmark achievement in world cinema, the film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, was nominated for three Academy Awards, and, through its unflinching depiction of both the revolutionaries and counterinsurgents, remains relevant to this day. 11.5 x 9.5 inches. Very Good to Near Fine. Criterion Collection 249. Schrader 35.
Bookseller: Royal Books [United States]

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