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Carl Davis conductor

After a sold out success in autumn 2013, Abel Gance’s epic 1927 silent film Napoleon returns to the Royal Festival Hall stage, again presented with Carl Davis’s score performed live. With the new digital version of the BFI-Photoplay restoration on the screen, complete with its dazzling triptych finale, music and film lovers are given a rare opportunity to experience one of the greatest achievements in cinema history: a seamless blend of epic film and Davis’s own unique creative genius.

Please note the start time. There will be three intervals, including a 100-minute interval at c.5.30pm. End time c.10pm.

Today’s screening is dedicated to the memory of Bertrand Lipworth

Presented by special arrangement with Photoplay Productions and the BFI National Archive.

This concert is presented in partnership with Southbank Centre, part of Film Orchestras Live. Click here for full details on the series.

This concert is part of the Philharmonia at the Movies series

  • Davis - Napoleon