Filmmakers, your country needs you! A new nationwide survey has been launched to explore the unique challenges faced by the UK feature documentary filmmaking sector. The British Council is delighted to be offering the opportunity for six UK based practitioners to participate in a Research and Development Tour in Vietnam in June
Lovers of vintage British film and television have a lot to look forward to when Talking Pictures TV launches. Sarah Cronin-Stanley is the powerhouse behind the channel, along with her father Noel Cronin, who has a tremendous background in British film. Many major movie stars made their earliest appearances in these kinds of films.
The Rohauer Library has been legendary among cinephiles for decades. The collection of more than titles, acquired by the late film archivist-producer-distributor Raymond Rohauer, is a treasure trove containing the classic silent comedies of Buster Keaton, the shorts and epics of D. Though many of the films in the library have been released on DVD and shown at festivals and revival theaters, countless others have had little to no exposure.
Photos of hometowns and people are great, but even better are vintage films, action of people and events as it happened. The BFI Films has quite a collection of such vintage films, many dating back to the s, showing royalty and common people of the United Kingdom. They have a simple search box, where you select which format you wish to see included besides film is books, scripts, posters, stills, etc.
Two giants of British screen acting, surprisingly working together for the first time, make a combustible double-act in this Norfolk-set two-hander. Charlotte Rampling scored her first Oscar nod as Kate Mercer, one half of a long-married couple nearing a key milestone. The other half, husband Geoff Tom Courtenayhas long-hidden skeletons in closet — or in this case, attic — that she unwittingly discovers at this key moment.
From today, you can pop into The Bookshop, a new period drama adaptation of the Penelope Fitzgerald novel. While you are browsing, you can get to know a courageous widow Emily Mortimera melancholy recluse Bill Nighy and a snobbish busybody Patricia Clarksonall of whom live in a coastal town in The only snag is that you may feel as if you have visited this particular shop already.
Sign in. Approved 85 min Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi. An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons. Not Rated 84 min Comedy.
The s was a heck of a decade for the British. We started it at war with Nazi Germany, with the threat of IRA collaboration with the enemy looming large. By the end of it we had seen Independence achieved by India, lived through strikes and rationing, and held the fourteenth Olympic Games in London at a time of great austerity.
In April, 37 film archives and cinematheques across Europe to jointly launch a free site called European Film Treasures. Until now, the answer would have been a trip to one of the film archives that house these prints, respectively London's Imperial War Museum and the French Film Archive. But that is about to change with the launch in April of a Europe-wide video-on-demand platform bringing together content from 37 film archives and cinematheques across the continent. And the good news for film buffs is that it's free.