World War One: Regenerations
A look at how each generation of filmmakers has interpreted the war.
In the final part of our commemoration of WWI we look at how each generation of filmmakers has interpreted the war according to its own artistic concerns and political preoccupations. How do we feel about the war compared to our grandparents and great (and great, great) grandparents? Film is one of the most powerful means of passing on truths and myths to future generations, so understanding its cultural and political context helps us appreciate it all the more.
Bryony Dixon, BFI Curator
The second section of this programme will screen after the BFI London Film Festival.