A Canterbury Tale (The Criterion Collection) (1949) DVD
  • DirectorDavid Thompson, Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
  • CastEric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet, Esmond Knight
  • Film Genre UK Cinema
  • Language English
  • Subtitle English
  • Year1944
  • Runtime124mins
  • Disc2
  • FormatDVD
  • RegionDVD REGION 1
  • Weight(kg)0.27kg
  • ISBN715515018920
Regular PriceHK$288

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A Canterbury Tale (The Criterion Collection) (1949) DVD

A Canterbury Tale (The Criterion Collection) (1949)

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Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s beloved classic A Canterbury Tale is a profoundly personal journey to Powell’s bucolic birthplace of Kent, England. Set amidst the tumult of the Second World War yet with a rhythm as delicate as a lullaby, the film follows three modern-day incarnations of Chaucer’s pilgrims—a melancholy "landgirl," a plainspoken American GI, and a resourceful British sergeant—who are waylaid in the English countryside and forced to solve a bizarre village crime en route to the mythical town. Building to a majestic climax that ranks as one of the filmmaking duo’s finest achievements, the dazzling A Canterbury Tale has acquired a following passionate enough to qualify as a pilgrimage all its own.