Films From UK

World Without End shows the work being carried out in undeveloped countries by the workers of UNESCO and organiza¬tions connected with it. ... First we travel to Mexico, to the island of Yunuen on Lake P'atzcuaro. The level of the lake is falling and the fish are becoming fewer. The land is losing its fertility. A team of Latin American students arrive and seek ways of improving the fishing and th... Read more
Rudyard Kipling: his life and philosophy. ... Read more
In 1962, Michael Rockefeller disappeared in Indonesian New Guinea and was never found. It was rumoured that he had been killed and cannibalisticaily eaten by the Asmat headhunters of the South West Coast. This film sets out to show how the tribe's ecology of swamp forest could produce the beautiful woodcarving that Rockefeller went to collect, and still maintain such an incredible reputation for h... Read more
The adventures of a family of city-dwellers who are spending a day's holiday on the windswept beaches of North-east England. Memories and fantasy mix with an atmosphere of freedom and bewilderment in the face of nature. But a sunny dream can suddenly turn into a nightmare. The sea lashes out furiously and a strange transformation takes place on the beach. A stunning visual essay made up entire­ly ... Read more
“Brilliant, visceral... the film gave me something I never expect to get from any classic literary adaptation: the shock of the new.” - The Guardian ... Heathcliff is a runaway black slave, found on the streets of Liverpool by Mr Earnshaw and brought home to the unforgiving, rain-lashed moors of Wuthering Heights. Quickly forming an indelible bond with Earnshaw's young daughter, Cathy, theirs is a... Read more
Stanley Kwan explores his own history - as an eldest son gay man and film director - through the images of sexual identity in Chinese cinema. From the Shanghai classics of the 30s to the work of contemporary Oriental auteurs - Ang Lee, Tsui Hark, John Woo and Hou Hsiao-Hsien - Kwan discovers that gender questions have been prominent in Chinese cinema since its earliest days. A meticulous, engrossi... Read more
A spoof on the original "yellow Submarine" film originally made for the television showing of "The Rutles". ... Read more
Joan Allen, Sam Neill, Simon Akbarian and Shirley Henderson star in Sally Potter’s rhythmic rumination on love, culture and class – a response to September 11, and one of the most divisive films of her career. ... With its lead characters remaining nameless and its dialogue uttered in iambic pentameter, Sally Potter’s sixth film marked a stylistically daring, emotionally profound and compellingly ... Read more
This is the tragi-comic story of an ebullient school teacher who comes face to face with death and conquers his fear of it under the cold, disinterested gaze of his class and his colleagues. The dialogue is written in decasyllabic verse and the editing parallels the rhythm of the syllables. Because of the complexities of the cutting, the editing time of the film took four months. ... Main Prize: 1... Read more
Young Adam UK'Ewan McGregor gives the finest performance of his career in an intensely sinister British gem.' -The GuardianYoung Adam is an atmospheric, sex-drenched drama set amid the waterways of post-war Scotland. Ewan McGregor is Joe, an enigmatic drifter who finds work on a barge, travelling the canals between Glasgow and Edinburgh. He shares the cramped quarters with the barge's owners, a se... Read more
It's London at the height of punk rock and the year of the Royal Jubilee,1977. Chris and Caz are two music fans with a pirate-radio show and a gig as house d.j.'s at a club that attracts white-punks and black soulboys and girls alike, with 'the crispest new tunes'. ... When a gay friend is killed one night in a nearby park, it signals that maybe the summer of serious fun is coming to an end. Soon ... Read more
What could be more punk than a bunch of old folk ripping into The Ramones' ‘I Wanna Be Sedated'?In the hands of a senior citizens choir with an average age of 81, The Clash's ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go', David Bowie's ‘Golden Years' and the Bee Gees' ‘Stayin' Alive' take on gleeful new meanings. The Young@Heart Chorus of Northampton, Massachusetts, has discovered the life-affirming possibilitie... Read more
In his follow up to the BAFTA nominated ‘Film Noir' (MIFF 2006) Osbert Parker trawls through old movies and his Dinky toy collection again to create this darkly entertaining love story and psychological thriller. Won best animated film at the Aspen Short Film Festival. ... D/S Osbert Parker P/WS Lux TD video/col/2007/7mins ... Read more
Zardoz is a bleak projection of twentieth-century western society into the twenty-third century. The film is set in the year 2293. and images a society that has developed from our technology. People are ranked into a new order. On top is an elitist group of failing aesthetes who enjoy eternal youth. They govern through a consensus among complacent intellectuals. Below this privileged group exist t... Read more
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Ken McMullen's most ambitious film to date traces the story of ... one of those shadowy figures from the past through whom we ... seek to learn the true temper of an extraordinary time. She is ... Zina, Leon Trotsky's daughter, whose copious letters to her ... father and others form the solid basis to this imaginative ... interpretation of her life and Europe's troubled times between ... the commu... Read more
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In a world where there is no spoken language, possessing the ability to produce vibrational sounds at certain frequencies is fundamental to a creature's survival. ... Read more
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