Disraeli (1929, dir. Alfred E. Green)

Performance , Film screening
Bloomsbury Theatre
12th Jan 2023
£10 / £5 concessions / Pay What You Can £15 - £25

Disraeli (1929 dir. Alfred E. Green)


With pre-show talk and post-show Q&A.

One of the first British “talkies”, winner of an Academy Award, this film is screened for the first time in years.

Disraeli (dir. Alfred E. Green, 1929) is a fictionalised account of the British Prime Minister’s efforts to secure the Suez Canal, for the Empire, in the face of international intrigue and antisemitism. Praised for its similarity to the historical Disraeli, George Arliss’ performance in the title role made him the first ever British winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor.

A huge success in its own time, the film has since been neglected. This is a rare opportunity to catch this piece of British cinematic history.

The screening will be preceded by UCL’s Professor Michael Berkowitz’s reflections on the history of the film, its place in Jewish history, and making the case for it returning to the canon. It will be followed by a question anf answer session, and is part of the Festival of Early Jewish Cinema.

Age rating: Universal

Film running time: 90 minutes

Previous reviews for UCL Hebrew and Jewish Studies outreach:
Fresh… unlocked the mysteries - The Guardian
Punchy, entertaining staging - Opera Magazine

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