Here’s another fantastic print release from FAMP Art and another film to add to my list. Check out the press release below.
Continuing FAMP Art’s tradition of shedding light on some of the greatest foreign films ever made, we’re excited to announce our next officially licensed release for the 1966 seminal Italian/Algerian co-production, The Battle of Algiers (La Bataille d’Alger).
Considered one of the most influential political films ever, Gillo Pontecorvo’s Oscar nominated The Battle of Algiers focuses on an important year in the Algerian struggle for independence from the French in the 1950s. As time goes on, the level of violence rises as the Algerians utilize guerilla tactics to attack French soldiers and civilians while the soldiers opt for torturing the insurgents. Filmed in a vivid documentary style on the streets of Algiers, The Battle of Algiers is as relevant today is it was 60 years ago due to its study of warfare in the modern age; terrorist attacks vs the harsh techniques used to counter them.
To capture the essence of the film, we teamed up with artist and designer Jay Shaw to illustrate a poster that would be representative of the film and the struggles within. The results are simple, bold and a tad a little risqué.
The Battle of Algiers is on sale now via the FAMP Art website. The print ships WW except to Italy.