Poland, 1965, 153 Minute Running Time
Language: Polish with English subtitles English Sub-Titles
New Digital Restoration!
Something unexpected from Poland in the 1960s: a historical epic set in Ancient Egypt, complete with massive battle scenes and stunningly choreographed musical pieces, about the young ruler Ramses XIII. Riddled with psychological, moral, and philosophical questions on the nature of power, the film was heavily cut for international release. Now restored to its original form, Pharoah brandishes its heroism as a weapon – teaching all that noble defeat is better than silence in the face of morally corrupt politics.
DIRECTOR: Jerzy Kawalerowicz