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Maxine Peake – Peterloo #Venezia75

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Being a vessel for drama and history.

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PODCAST| Nicolò Comotti interviews Maxine Peake, actress of the film Peterloo.

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Maxine Peake stops by our radiocall studio in Venice to talk about her interpretation in Mike Leigh’s Peterloo, in competition here in Venice for the 75th Golden Lion.

Peterloo: An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reforms and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protestors were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

To know more about the film, click here.

  • Reporter
    Nicolò Comotti
  • Guest
    Maxine Peake
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  • Film title
  • Festival section
    Venezia 75
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