Films in Treasures
Revived and restored from the world’s archives.
Archive Special Presentation
Dir George Pearson | UK
Lost for nearly a century, this rediscovery is a wonderful opportunity to fall under the spell of Betty Balfour, Britain’s ‘Queen of Happiness’.
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Dir David Lynch | USA-UK
John Hurt is exceptional in David Lynch’s compassionate immersion into the vicious world experienced by ‘freaks’ in 19th century London.
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Dir Jean Epstein | France
Visionary filmmaker Jean Epstein blends documentary authenticity with rich cinematic invention in this subtly homoerotic tale that echoes Cult Gala The Lighthouse.
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Dir Wanda Tuchock, George Nichols Jr | USA
Condemned by the Legion of Decency and therefore a must for any pre-Code fans, Wanda Tuchock’s film is a hugely enjoyable romantic drama.
Read more about Finishing School
Dir Francesco Rosi | Italy-France
Now restored, Francesco Rosi’s conspiracy thriller about an investigation into the killing of a public prosecutor is a brilliant exercise in cinematic paranoia.
Read more about Illustrious Corpses
Dir-Scr Nietzchka Keene | USA
A teenage Björk stars in this Brothers Grimm adaptation, which finds witchcraft thriving in the wilds of medieval Iceland.
Read more about The Juniper Tree
Dir-Scr Jean-Pierre Dikongué-Pipa | Cameroon
Muna Moto is a welcome restoration of a classic social realist African masterpiece that champions the ideals of Third Cinema aesthetics.
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Dir Luis Buñuel | Mexico
Luis Buñuel’s searingly powerful account of the brutalised lives of delinquent Mexico City street kids fuses stark realism with surrealist flourishes, and re-established his international reputation.
Read more about Los Olvidados
Dir-Scr René Clair | France
Now part of the sci-fi canon, Rene Clair’s witty fantasy is a youthful ‘what if?’ whose delightful airiness will linger.
Read more about Paris qui dort
Dir-Prod-Scr Nina Menkes | USA
One of the most subversive and originally independent films of the 1990s, Nina Menkes’ critically acclaimed underground classic re-emerges in an essential new restoration.
Read more about Queen of Diamonds
Dir-Prod Budd Boetticher | USA
Budd Boetticher’s magisterial western, now newly restored, stars Randolph Scott as a haunted loner seeking vengeance in a bleak, elemental world full of dangerous strangers.
Read more about Ride Lonesome
Dir Frank Beyer | East Germany
The love rivalry between a young communist (the excellent Armin Mueller-Stahl) and a Nazi SA officer underpins this deeply rewarding Second World War-set story from East Germany.
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Dir George T Nierenberg | USA
Exuberant, joyous and deeply moving, this acclaimed documentary celebrates American gospel music, spotlighting giants of the business Willie Mae Ford Smith and Thomas A Dorsey.
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Dir Bob Fosse | USA
Shirley MacLaine stars as unlucky-in-love taxi dancer Charity Hope Valentine in Bob Fosse’s joyous adaptation of the hit Broadway musical.
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Dir-Scr Maria Klonaris, Katerina Thomadaki | France
A monumental work of sublime beauty, this exquisite 2K restoration of the Super8 original is profound in its expression of an empowered feminine.
Read more about Unheimlich II: Astarti