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1975 (UK) See more »
Winstanley explores the attempt by Gerrard Winstanley who formed 'The Diggers' and with a group of followers attempted to form a small farming community in one of the first proto-Communist attempts at collective agriculture. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Directed by
Kevin Brownlow 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kevin Brownlow 
David Caute  novel "Comrade Jacob"
Andrew Mollo 

Produced by
Kevin Brownlow .... producer
Michael McGrath .... associate producer
Andrew Mollo .... producer
Gabriel Murray .... consulting producer
Sid Rawle .... co-producer
Cinematography by
Ernest Vincze 
Film Editing by
Sarah Ellis 
Art Direction by
Andrew Mollo 
Costume Design by
Carmen Mollo 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ian Sellar .... assistant director
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael McGrath .... stills photographer
Editorial Department
Stephen Bearman .... colorist (digitally restored version)
Neil Stenhouse .... digital film restoration artist
Other crew
Marina Lewycka .... language consultant

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95 min
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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
An Independent British Film Classic, 29 March 2002
Author: Rock Savage from London

"Winstanley", directed by Andrew Mollo and Kevin Brownlow, is a true masterpiece of British Independent Cinema. The talent of these two film makers in unquestionable. Their vision of 17th Century England has never been bettered. Andrew Mollo's attention to period detail is unsurpassed resulting in costumes and design that are simply faultless. The cinematography is breathtaking and Kevin Brownlow's editing is masterful.

Miles Haliwell plays the lead part of Gerrard Winstanley and he gives a moving and insightful performance. This is a must see film the like of which we may never see again. I am sure it taught Kubrick a lesson or two about filming period dramas.

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