Napoleon classic is shown at Westacre

The classic silent film Napoleon with Albert Dieudonne in the title role
The classic silent film Napoleon with Albert Dieudonne in the title role

Film buffs are in for a treat at Westacre Theatre, with the full screening of the monumental 1927 silent film Napoleon.

This five-and-a-half hour masterpiece was written, produced and directed by Abel Gance, who even took a starring role.

Showing all afternoon and evening on Saturday, March 4, it is a unique cinematic adventure right on your doorstep.

It is accompanied by a great score by Carl Davis.

Westacre Theatre is one of only a handful of venues in the whole country (and certainly the only one in East Anglia) to show in all its glory this definitive digitally restored version, painstakingly pieced together over several decades by film historian Kevin Brownlow.

“The destiny of an Empire often rests on a single man” – so said Napoleon Bonaparte. France’s dream of glory became cinema’s dream too when, 90 years ago, Abel Gance finally completed his staggering silent epic.”