Chariots of Fire

Chariots of Fire

Adelaide Cinémathèque gives Olympic fever a nod by revisiting this British classic 31 years on.  Chariots of Fire is the true story of two athletes competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics – a Scottish missionary running for God and a Jewish student running to escape prejudice - this is a highly emotive film complimented by a standout soundtrack by Vangelis.  It received numerous accolades including four Academy Awards, three BAFTAs including Best Film from both.  “It’s an exceptional film, about some exceptional people.” New York Times.

WINNER: Four Academy Awards 1982 (Best Picture; Writing; Costume Design; Music), Three BAFTAs 1982 (Best Film; Costume Design; Supporting Artist).

Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive

Chariots of Fire

Special introduction by Mr Bean

  • Director: Hugh Hudson
  • Year: 1981
  • Run Time: 124 mins
  • Format: 4k
  • Country: UK
  • Rating: M