Acclaimed director Mike Leigh makes a return to the big screen with the epic drama Peterloo, which is out now. To celebrate, we’re giving you the chance to win a poster and book, signed by the filmmaker.

Following the success of Mr. Turner (2014), Mike Leigh returns to a historical setting with this dramatisation of events surrounding the Peterloo Massacre of 1819. Taking the interest in class that has been common in his work to the fore, the film focuses on the emergence of the working class in Manchester, battling poverty and seeking fairer treatment in terms of pay and conditions as the gulf between them and their employers grows in the age of industrialisation. Although the film is characteristic of Leigh’s work with regard to its attention to detail and character, it is also perhaps his first epic.

Peterloo is out at the Irish Film Institute now and we’re celebrating with a great competition. One lucky winner will get a huge Peterloo poster signed by Mike Leigh and also a copy of the book Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre, written by Jacqueline Riding and also signed by the filmmaker.

For your chance to win just fill in the form below and enter your details. Terms and conditions apply, this competition is only open to residents of the Republic of Ireland and closes on the 19th of November 2018.

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    Peterloo is out now at the Irish Film Institute. 

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