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In Competition – Feature Films


Directed by : John BOORMAN

     Country : IRELAND

Prix de la meilleure contribution artistique au Festival International du Film, 1981


Excalibur is a retelling of the arthurian legend, one of the source myths of western man. Renewing and refreshing our myths is the first business of the story-teller. This one has engaged my imagination since childhood. For ten years and more I have struggled to find the backing to make the film version. For the last two and a half years I have been making it. Between minnesingers and movies is a chasm of time and change, but a single tradition: to keep alive the old stories that tell us who we are, whence we came and what the future holds.


John BOORMAN - Script / Dialogue

John BOORMAN - Director

Rospo PALLENBERG - Script / Dialogue

Alex THOMSON - Cinematography

Trevor JONES - Music


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In Competition – Feature Films 1981

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