Films From UK

At the port of Pusan a clinic issues milk and clothing to some of the children of the million refugees who fill the city and surrounding hills . . This film made by the Save the Chilclen Fund with the help of the United Nations was shot in South Korea during November and December, 1958. ... It is a memorable documentary, made on a shoe-string budget, and is a series of individual stories which are... Read more
Kafka's harsh, cold, pathetic narrative Ein Brudermord (A Fraticide, 1917) rendered as a "melodrama for marionettes" in which the assassin and the assassinated are viewed entomologically as two insects. ... Read more
Before they put on the wrong trousers, Wallace and Gromit were building a rocket to the moon - before lunch. Of course this requires extensive care, along with cups of tea and plenty of cream crackers. While the rocket plans are flawed, A Grand Day Out definitely launched both Nick Park's career and that of the dim-witted duo, the daffy Wallace and his rocket-scientist canine companion Gromit. ...... Read more
The film selects various aspects of the apple, formal and fabulous, and by linking them in a chain of ideas, translates the conventions of verse into vision. Vision Awards for Photography; Design and Art Directors' Award for Titles; Screen Writers' Guild Award for Screenplay. ... Read more
Using as its source the words, music and draw­ings of autistic people, this film explores the feeling of autism from the inside Constructed to reflect an idiosyncratic and obsessive world, it is both visually striking and disquietingly insightful (AS) ... Read more
Stop-motion animation about two creatures who must fight to preserve the bond between them, without completely sacrificing their own identities. Winner of the 2017 BAFTA Award for Best Short Animation. ... Read more
A Chinese artist comes to England after the massacre in Tiananmen Square full of hope for his new life in the West, but he finds it hard to come to terms with leaving China. Despite the efforts of his English girlfriend to help him, he finds the gestures of sympathy patronising and his art misunderstood. - (GWC) ... Read more
Set in the North London home of an Indian family on the morning of their daughter's wedding, A Nice Arrangement explores with wit and a keen eye, the subtle complexities of a young woman's decision to go into a traditional marriage despite her apparent independence. ... Read more
This film version of Christopher Fry's verse drama was produced by the Stockton and District YMCA, to enable young professional artists and film technicians to work on an experimental project. ... The play is based on the Petronius story of the Ephesian widow who is determined to die upon her husband's tomb, taking with her a devoted maid. Her pious intentions, however, are frustrated by the young... Read more
Commissioned by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, this documentary deals with aspects of their craft. Informative and elegant, the gold and silver bowls and cups and ornaments are handsomely photographed, and the film reflects a generous admiration for beauty, tradition and the dignities of the craft. ... Read more
Athens has changed over the past few years. The neighbouring nations came to town when the curtain came down... Albanians, Romanians and others... but hey, that's life in the Balkans. Faraway neighbours one day, love-hate siblings and lovers the next. It's a lively mix and the streets are thankful for it. ... For Ilias, Athens is home. His city of colour, his place in the sun. He cruises the night... Read more
... ... Part history lesson, part inspiration, part call to action, A Place Of Rage is an engaging portrait of Black activists Angela Davis and June Jordan. Focusing on the role of women in the revolutionary movements, the film traces the beginnings of the civil rights movement from Rosa Parks to the radicalization of women within the Black church. ... ... ... Reading from her poetry, Jordan poign... Read more
A film about the life and work of Bernard Leach, now in his seventies, who makes his own pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall. Leach, an artist-philosopher who is keenly aware of the deep relationship between art and society, was trained in Japan by a Japanese master potter, and was inspired by that country's traditional pottery. ... Read more
A tourist promotion film centring on the Hebrides, Skye, Orkney and Shetland, showing not only the scenery, but the people who live there and the work they do. ... Read more
A young Indian engineer, Shiv, attempts to achieve his ambition, despite family pressures and the limitations of his job as a foundry worker in the Midlands. A strike at the Birmingham factory where he works, gives him the opportunity to look for a site for the business he wants to set up: making Indian novelties in plastic. There's a future in plastics, he thinks; more future at any rate, than in... Read more
Shane Meadows (Small Time & Where's the Money Ronnie, both MIFF 1997) once again proves himself one of Britain's most intriguing visual poets with this thoroughly engaging movie about English childhood. At once insightful and inspirational, Meadows reminds us that it's possible to make extraordinary movies about very ordinary people. Romeo and Gavin have been best mates and neighbours for years. T... Read more
A film which shows the work of Henry Moore, from his drawings to his sculptures, with particular reference to his latest and most important work, the reclining figure for the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. ... Read more
A cartoon showing how an irresponsible action can set off a chain reaction of disasters. ... Read more
"Sean McAllister's documentary about a family of Syrian refugees in Europe would be compelling at any time. Now it is unmissable. Five Stars." – The Guardian ... Love can blossom in many places. For Raghda and Amer, it sprouted in neighbouring Syrian prison cells in the mid 1990s. As months passed by, the activists got to know each other through a secret hole in the wall that kept them apart. Upon... Read more
The rise of Britain's most notorious cinema organist. ... Read more
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