Mike Leigh delivers an impassioned warning against political complacency in his latest film which focuses on the infamous Peterloo massacre of 1819 when a demonstration for political reform led to the deaths of many protestors. Leigh has crafted a tense piece of work as he chronicles the events leading up to the tragic day and shows a political class convinced that reform equals revolution. With some strong performances by the likes of Maxine Peake and Rory Kinnear, this is some of Leigh’s most fierce and powerful work. We are delighted to welcome Mike Leigh in person at LIFF2018 for a Q&A after the screening.