Typically British


1h 12m 1995

Brief Synopsis

A survey of a century of British filmmakers, their films and their industry.

Film Details

Also Known As
Century of Cinema, The
Release Date
1995
Production Company
British Film Institute; British Film Institute; Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Film4 Productions
Distribution Company
Channel 4; MIRAMAX
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m

Synopsis

A survey of a century of British filmmakers, their films and their industry.

Film Details

Also Known As
Century of Cinema, The
Release Date
1995
Production Company
British Film Institute; British Film Institute; Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Film4 Productions
Distribution Company
Channel 4; MIRAMAX
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States April 1996

"The Century of Cinema" is a series of personal documentaries commissioned by the BFI to celebrate the centenary of film. For this series, some of the world's leading filmmakers were invited to provide individual interpretations of the history and development of cinema in their countries. The result is a fascinating look at highly disparate national cinemas and 100 years of film around the globe.

Began shooting October 24, 1993.

Completed shooting November 7, 1993.

The participating filmmakers include: Martin Scorsese & Michael Henry Wilson (USA), George Miller (Australia), Shu Kei (China), Anne-Marie Mieville & Jean-Luc Godard (France), Edgar Reitz (Germany), Mrinal Sen (India), Donald Taylor Black (Ireland), Bernardo Bertolucci & Enrico Ghezze (Italy), Nagisa Oshima (Japan), Jan Sun Woo (Korea), Nelson Pereira dos Santos (Latin America), Sam Neill & Julie Rymer (New Zealand).

The participating filmmakers include: Mohamed Tazi (North Africa), Pavel Lozinski (Poland), Stig Bjorkman (Scandinavia), Jean Pierre Bekolo (Sub-Saharan Africa), Sergei Selyanov (USSR/CIS), and others.

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States April 1996 (Shown in New York City (MoMA) as part of series "The Century of Cinema" April 19-20, 1996.)