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British Film Institute

Overview
Works: 2,760 works in 5,880 publications in 5 languages and 138,528 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Romantic comedy films  Romance films 
Roles: prn, pre, Producer, Other, Distributor, Publisher, Editor, 475, Contributor, Author, Publishing director, pmn, isb, Composer, Creator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Philomena by Stephen Frears( Visual )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Judi Dench stars in the story of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock and given up for adoption. Nearly 50 years later, Philomena meets Martin Sixsmith, a former BBC reporter looking for his next big story. Together, they embark on a journey to locate her long lost son. As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the unlikely travel companions form a comic and heartwarming friendship."--Container
Suffragette by Sarah Gavron( Visual )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by true events, a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of the women who risked everything in their fight for equality in early 20th century Britain. The story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst, Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life
Mr. Turner by Mike Leigh( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies
Seven psychopaths by Martin McDonagh( Visual )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marty is a struggling screenwriter who wants nothing more than to finish his script. Instead, he becomes entangled with the Los Angeles gangster underworld when his odd, but well-meaning friends kidnap a volatile gangster's shih tzu. The ordeal gives Marty all the inspiration he needs; now, he must live long enough to finish his story
Sight and sound( )

in 3 languages and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

45 years by Andrew Haigh( Visual )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this exquisitely calibrated film, Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay perform a subtly off-kilter pas de deux as Kate and Geoff, an English couple who, on the eve of an anniversary celebration, find their long marriage shaken by the arrival of a letter to Geoff that unceremoniously collapses his past into their shared present. Director Andrew Haigh carries the tradition of British realist cinema to artful new heights in 45 Years, weaving the momentous into the mundane as the pair go about their daily lives, while the evocatively flat, wintry Norfolk landscape frames their struggle to maintain an increasingly untenable status quo"--Container
Under the skin by Jonathan Glazer( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An existential, experimental science fiction film with erotic overtones that journeys to the heart of what it means to be human in which an alien in the form of a voluptuous young woman prowls the streets of Scotland in search of isolated lonely and unsuspecting men whom she lures into her otherworldly lair, where they are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again
The lobster by Yorgos Lanthimos( Visual )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods. A desperate man escapes from The Hotel to The Woods where The Loners live, and falls in love, although it is against their rules
Pride by Matthew Warchus( Visual )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on an incredible true story, Pride is a film about two seemingly opposite communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership. Set during the Thatcher era, the Welsh mining community struggle to make ends meet during the 1984 miners' strike. In London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decide to raise money for the miners in solidarity. The group call themselves 'LGSM' - Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners - and approach the Union of Mineworkers to pledge their support. But there is a problem - the Union seems unwilling to accept their help. Undeterred, the LGSM members single out a small mining village to make their donation in person. A terrific ensemble cast ... portray the real people who stood up and fought for their place in society. A rousing British crowd-pleaser in the spirit of Billy Elliot and The Full Monty, Pride is a funny, affecting and truly inspiring film."--Container
Belle by Matthew Goode( Visual )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Dido Elizabeth Belle, an eighteenth-century English woman of mixed race, is raised in privilege by her aristocratic great-uncle and his wife, she is denied a proper social standing because of her skin color. But when Dido falls in love with a young idealist lawyer who aspires to create positive change, she finds herself caught between two worlds
Testament of youth by James Kent( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Testament of youth is a searing story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain which became the classic testimony of that war from a woman's point of view. A powerful and passionate journey from youthful hopes and rdreams to the edge of despair and back again; a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times
'71 by Yann Demange( Visual )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A single night in the life of a young British soldier accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, he must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape
The BFI companion to the western by British Film Institute( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to Western films, cultural background of the West, and the careers of 300 Western actors, directors, and writers
Anime : a history by Jonathan Clements( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive history of Japanese animation draws on Japanese primary sources and testimony from industry professionals to explore the production and reception of anime, from its early faltering steps, to the international successes of Spirited Away and Pokémon"--Publisher's website
Home is where the heart is : studies in melodrama and the woman's film by Christine Gledhill( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with feminism and melodrama
Citizen Kane by Laura Mulvey( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Citizen Kane's unchallenged reputation as one of the greatest films in all cinema is matched only by the accumulation of critical commentary that surrounds it. What more can there be to say about a masterpiece so universally acknowledged? As Laura Mulvey shows in a fresh and original reading, the richness of the film, both thematically and stylistically, is inexhaustible. In a lucid and perceptive critique she investigates the psychoanalytic structure that underlines the film's presentation of Kane's biography, for once taking seriously what Orson Welles himself disparagingly referred to as "dollar-book Freud". She also illuminates the film's historical context, revealing it to be a prescient commentary on the isolationist politics of prewar America."--Global Books in Print
A personal journey with Martin Scorsese through American movies by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

37 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring a wealth of extracts from famous and infamous American movies, Scorsese offers a provocative multifaceted portrait of Hollywood film directors as he charts a comprehensive course through the rich history of the American cinema
Singin' in the rain by Peter Wollen( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sixty years after its release, Singin' in the Rain (1951) remains one of the best loved films ever made. Yet despite dazzling success with the public, it never received its fair share of critical analysis. Gene Kelly's genius as a performer is undeniable. Acknowledged less often is his innovatory contribution as director. Peter Wollen's illuminating study of Singin' in the Rain does justice to this complex film. In a brilliant shot-by-shot analysis of the famous title number, he shows how skilfully Kelly weaves the dance and musical elements into the narrative, successfully combining two distinctive traditions within American Dance: tap and ballet. At the time of the film's production, its scriptwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and indeed Kelly himself, were all under threat from McCarthyism. Wollen describes how the fallout from blacklisting curtailed the careers of many of those who worked on the film and argues convincingly that the film represents the high point in their careers. In his foreword to this special edition, published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BFI Film Classics series, Geoff Andrew looks at the film's legacy and celebrates the passion, lucidity and originality of Wollen's analysis."--Publisher description
Le week-end by Roger Michell( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long-married British couple Nick and Meg are revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. Diffident, wistful Nick and demanding, take-charge Meg careen from harmony to disharmony as they take stock of half a lifetime of deep tenderness, and even deeper regret. An invitation from Nick's old friend Morgan, an amusingly eccentric American academic, soon leads them to a hopeful vision of what their marriage might still become
The BFI in the eighties by British Film Institute( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Home is where the heart is : studies in melodrama and the woman's film
Alternative Names
B.F.I.

B.F.I. (British Film Institute)

BFI

BFI (British Film Institute)

BFI InView

BFI Publishing.

Britanski filmski institut

British Film Institute

British Film Institute gemeinnützige Organisation im Vereinigten Königreich

British Film Institute, London.

British Film Institute organisatie uit Verenigd Koninkrijk

British Film Institute Publishing.

Britský filmový institut

Brytyjski Instytut Filmowy

Film Institute

Film Institute London

Londres (GB)

The British Film Institute

Британский институт кино

Британський інститут кінематографії

מכון הסרטים הבריטי

برٹش فلم انسٹی ٹیوٹ

بنیاد فیلم بریتانیا

جمعية الأفلام البريطانية

영국 영화 협회

英国映画協会

英國電影協會

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