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GREAT ESCAPE, The

USA, 1963 (MIFF 2013, Masters and Restorations)

Director: John Sturges

"As long as there are movies, The Great Escape should always be seen ... It's impossible to tire of." – Empire

Bringing together the biggest stars of its day – Charles Bronson, James Garner and the unforgettable Steve McQueen amongst them – The Great Escape told the stirring, monumental true story of one of the most audacious POW escapes ever attempted. Based on the book by Melbourne-born author Paul Brickhill, this joyous and defiant film would come to define how an entire generation understood the Second World War.

Now, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its release, the film's original print has been lovingly restored using state-of-the-art 4K scanning technology. Brighter and bolder than ever before, it's perfect for rediscovering the magic that turned this story of unlikely heroes into perhaps the most beloved film ever made about World War II.

MIFF is proud to present The Great Escape in 4K Digital.

D John Sturges P John Sturges, James Clavell, Walter Mirisch S James Clavell, WR Burnett WS Park Circus TD DCP/1963

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