Films in Treasures
Revived and restored from the world’s archives – find these treasures throughout the programme.
A fabulous silent film from Anthony Asquith (A Cottage on Dartmoor, Underground), set in a British movie studio in the 1920s.
“An astonishing movie – so ferocious, so haunting, and so unlike anything we’d ever seen.” – Martin Scorsese
Six films shot in the 1970s by New Zealand filmmaker Joanna Margaret Paul with six commissioned responses by contemporary artists.
Shakespeare, vaudeville and men-in-tights: Cole Porter’s greatest musical is transformed into a big screen 3D extravaganza.
A selection representing women on film in the first decades of the 20th century.
Sir Thomas More vs Henry VIII in Fred Zinnemann and Robert Bolt’s sumptuous, multi-Oscar-winning slice of Tudor history.
New digital versions of Super 8 films by the German-Argentinian filmmaker and performer, Marie Louise Alemann.
This trail-blazing and significant work redefined what documentary, at its most ambitious, can do, setting standards and creating expectations.
This digitally restored version of Jiří Trnka’s classic puppet feature includes six stories, including those of Princess Libuše and Přemysl the Ploughman.
Alec Guinness stars as a hapless vacuum cleaner salesman turned secret agent on the dangerous, lusty streets of old Havana.
This portrait of Rock and Roll hall of famer, Leon Russell is an ineffable, joyous collage of mesmerising live performance and vérité realism.
This tender love story between two young people in wheelchairs was ahead of its time in its attempts to change attitudes to disability.
A rediscovered classic accompanied by popular shorts.
An opera without the arias, Visconti’s masterpiece sees five brothers battle over love, passion and morality.
Slumdog without the Millionaire. Mira Nair’s Oscar-nominated debut feature is an authentic and unnerving portrait of Mumbai’s street children.
Long thought missing, this early film version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective series is a key to understanding the cinematic representation of Sherlock Holmes.
Restored at last, this great Weimar silent about a circus acrobat caught in the grip of an erotic obsession is renowned for its breathtaking cinematography.
Uniquely stylish and fascinating Western – restored and ripe for rediscovery on the big screen.