Skip to main content

Discovery - Penicillin

UK, 1964 (MIFF 1964)

Director: Denis Rich

The story of penicillin from Sir Alexander Fleming's discovery, through the work of Florey and Chain, perfecting its use to its large scale production during the Second World War, and the research that goes on today.

See also...

Parade

A look at the English love of ceremony which suggests that people, when they cheer a passing parade, are not always aware of the element of authoritarianism latent in the spectacle before them. ... More »

Castle and Country - A View of Scotland

The wild delight of Scotland's countryside, contrasted with the formaliiy of her architecture, is presented with poetic beauty and imaginative commentary. ... More »

The Rise and Fall of Emily Sprod

Emily Sprod is a vigorously amorous lady who emerges from a sculptor's block and pursues her creator. ... More »

The Perception of Life

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

Sing of the Border

To the music of the region, this film explores the landscape and history of the Scottish border country. ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director