The Adventures of Gerard

The Adventures of Gerard
  • 1969
  • UK/Switzerland/Italy
  • 91 min
  • Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski
  • Written by: Arthur Conan Doyle, HAL Craig, Gene Gutowski, Jerzy Skolimowski
  • Cast: Peter McEnery, Claudia Cardinale, Eli Wallach, Jack Hawkins

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Spain during Napoleon's Peninsula Campaign and dim-witted lothario Brigadier Gerard is given a mission to deliver a message across enemy territory. Battling against his nerves, an army and the amorous sights of the Countess of Morales the Brigadier haplessly attempts to complete his assignment. This film was programmed by Alan Warner, one of EIFF 2011’s guest curators.

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Interview - EIFF 2011 curator Alan Warner on the films of Jerzy Skolimowski

27 May 2011

Deep End, The Shout and The Adventures of Gerard to screen at EIFF

People started throwing around that name ‘curator’, which gave the impression that Isabella Rossellini and I were ensconced together in a hotel in the south of France devising programmes. Of course, the truth was that I met Mark Cousins in an Edinburgh…

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