The most accessible of Soviet director Andrei Tarkovsky’s films, it relies more on mood and atmosphere than narrative and character.
In the universality of its message and the lucidity with which it is presented, "The Battle of Algiers" shows its true power.
A sincere, urgent look at issues that have since metastasized to create problems that plague contemporary Europe.
The questions you expect to be answered are likely not the same ones that interested Antonioni.
Offers an engaging, if somewhat dry, history lesson leavened with low-key drollness and powerful acting.
Critical to a wider understanding of Bergman as a person and a filmmaker and represents one of his most dissected and discussed contributions to ‘60s cinema.