Skip to main content

Strange Excellency

UK, 1964 (MIFF 1964)

Director: Paul Bonner

The story of Sir John Pope-Hennessy, one of the most extraordinary figures among the many extraordinary men who ruled the British Empire. The story of his entry into the Colonial Service and how his political career ended is a strange one, but stranger still is the history of war, riot and political mayhem that followed him around the world.

See also...

Wedding on Saturday

This film creates a collage of life in a Yorkshire mining town: this rather enclosed working com­munity is brought into focus by the impending marriage of Don and Para. With Its insistent ... More »

The Perfection of Matter

The study of alchemy is shown as an extension of Greek philosophy and the precursor of moder science. ... More »

The Perception of Life

A study of the evolution of microbiology, emphasising the interdependence of theory and observation. ... More »

Black Type

Typewritten characters enact a story revolving around "once upon a time" . . . ... More »

An Untitled Film

A strange and haunting slow-motion film in which a small boy watches in horror as a chicken is strangled. Fascinating for its photographic effects, imaginative soundtrack and its sinister mood of ... More »

End of Term

Centering on a production of "The Tempest", the film effectively captures the mood of the last days of term an implicit comment on life at an English prep school. ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director