Open Air Cinema: “When Marx Met Engels” – Chania 13th – 15th July


This 2017  film – original title “The Young Karl Marx” –  focuses on the early years of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Jenny Marx, between Paris, Brussels and London. The film begins with a text account of the industrial revolution’s creation of a working class called “the proletariat” in Marxist thought.

WHEN: 13th – 15th July  21.30

WHERE: Municipal Cinema Garden , Andrea Papandreou,Chania
General entrance: € 5
Free entrance:
Unemployment card holders
Children up to 12 years old
Adults over 65 years of age
Language: German with Greek subtitles

Duration: 1 hours 58 minutes

About the film:
The young Karl Marx struggles to establish himself as a writer of political and sociological importance. At the age of 26, in exile in Paris with his wife Jenny, he meets Friedrich Engels in 1844.  Though son of an industrialist,  Engels believes that the workers there and elsewhere, including children, are mistreated and underpaid. Engels has studied and experienced the beginnings of the proletariat in England.The two men begin to work together to create a new political movement to reform and unite the impoverished workers.Together, between censorship and the police’s repression, riots and political upheavals, they lead the labor movement during its development into a modern era. Eventually they  stage a coup during a meeting of the League of the Just and create the Communist League. The film ends with Marx writing and publishing his objectives – The Communist Manifesto.

Film trailer: click here.

Cinema When Marx met Engels
“When Marx met Engels”

Source: Municipal Cinema


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