Films in Treasures
Revived and restored from the world’s archives.
Dir-Prod-Scr Lois Weber | USA
Female filmmaking pioneer Lois Weber presents a grand opera adapted for silent film, starring the divine Anna Pavlova in her only feature film role.
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Dir Isaac Julien | UK-Tunisia-Martinique
World premiere of the new digitally-remastered 2K version of Isaac Julien and Mark Nash’s celebrated experimental documentary about the Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist and revolutionary.
Read more about Frantz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask
Dir-Scr Toshio Matsumoto | Japan
1960s Japan receives an electrifying charge of counter cultural subversion in this visually striking, anti-establishment classic.
Read more about Funeral Parade of Roses
Dir Terry Gilliam | UK
Restored by the BFI from the original camera negative, Terry Gilliam’s first film as a solo director is a beautifully crazed landmark in British cinema.
Read more about Jabberwocky
Dir-Scr Bryan Forbes | UK
An unmarried mother-to-be finds companionship among a gallery of warm and eccentric characters when she comes to London to have her child.
Read more about The L-Shaped Room
Dir Humberto Solás | Cuba
A beautifully restored cinematic tour de force from Humberto Solás, the enfant terrible of Cuban cinema in the 1960s.
Read more about Lucía
Dir-Prod-Scr Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | UK
A glorious love story and grand cosmic adventure wrapped up in a single masterpiece – courtesy of the twin geniuses of British cinema, Powell and Pressburger.
Read more about A Matter of Life and Death
Dir Michael Curtiz | USA
The golden age of Hollywood was never more dazzling – the great Joan Crawford stars in the role of her career in this flawless noir-melodrama.
Read more about Mildred Pierce
Dir-Prod-Scr Med Hondo | Mauritania
This beautifully restored, prize-winning film offers a scathing attack on colonialism and a shocking exposé of racism.
Read more about Oh, Sun!
Dir Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | USA
A portrait of Bible salesmen selling their wares becomes a fascinating window on 1960s American life.
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Dir Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson | USA
A landmark gangster movie and a subversive take on the American Dream, Howard Hawks’ masterpiece boasts a brilliant Paul Muni as brutish, ruthlessly ambitious Tony Camonte.
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Dir Dario Argento | Italy
As the tagline promised – “The only thing more terrifying than the last 12 minutes of this film are the first 92.”
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Dir Henri-Georges Clouzot | France-Italy
Brigitte Bardot gives her greatest performance in Clouzot’s bitter drama about a free-spirited young woman in a fraught relationship in late 1950s Left Bank Paris.
Read more about La Vérité
Short films programme
Take another look at British animation with this genre-hopping, whistle-stop tour of an animated century of surprises. All newly remastered by the BFI National Archive, this selection of shorts salutes the independence, innovation and irreverence of generations of British animation talent.
Read more about From Jealous Dolls to Brutish Bulldogs