La Commune (Paris, 1871) Reviews
September 16, 2020
Peter Watkins, an iconoclastic separatist from cinema, turns history and politics into epic-length narratives that mix documentary, fiction, and "media."
September 26, 2009
Remarkable re-created historical piece.
June 21, 2007
By whatever criteria you choose, La Commune certainly proves to be a film exhibiting a tremendous amount of chutzpah. It can be described quite simply as a black and white digital video French communist historico-improv subtitled movie...
November 5, 2006
Great masterpiece about the first working-class revolution in history.
October 29, 2006
Peter Watkins's La Commune (Paris, 1871) is a marginalized, disjointed, whirling dervish of utopian ideas and devil-may-care indulgence, as was its subject matter.
October 27, 2006
Filled with wall-to-wall political debate, pleas for social equality and critiques of power, the film is a furious, provocative, and rousing experimental documentary that reenacts the Commune's historical moment.