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100 TREASURES REVIVED AND RESTORED FROM THE WORLD’S ARCHIVES – FIND THESE TREASURES THROUGHOUT THE PROGRAMME DARE FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES (1969) p65 1960s Japan receives an electrifying charge of counter cultural subversion in this visually striking, antiestablishment classic. THE ERNEST LINDGREN LECTURE: KINEMACOLOR WITH LUKE MCKERNAN We are conditioned to seeing the early 20th century in black and white. Seeing fi lms from the 1910s in colour can be startling, which is why fi lm archivists so avidly pursue any surviving scraps. As digital techniques make it easier to restore the colour from these processes, a known, yet strangely unfamiliar, world emerges; not the fantasies of a Hollywood studio but the real world in beautiful scenic views – rural Britain sits alongside more exotic locations like the Italian lakes – as well as great national spectacles like the Delhi Durbar. The Ernest Lindgren lecture is held annually to commemorate the founder of the BFI National Archive. This year we are delighted to welcome fi lm historian Luke McKernan to discuss the innovative early colour fi lm process, Kinemacolor. Bryony Dixon DEBATE THE DUMB GIRL OF PORTICI (1915) p55 Grand opera adapted for silent fi lm, starring the divine Anna Pavlova in her only feature fi lm role. EXPERIMENTA FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN WHITE MASK (1996) p102 World premiere of the digitallyremastered experimental documentary about the Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist and revolutionary. LOVE LITTLE VERONIKA (INNOCENCE) (1930) p48 Stunningly beautiful fi lm of a young girl’s journey to Vienna and her encounter with the seamier side of the city’s sex trade. DEBATE OH, SUN! (1970) p56 This beautifully restored, prizewinning fi lm offers a scathing attack on colonialism and a shocking exposé of racism. ARCHIVE GALA SHIRAZ: A ROMANCE OF INDIA (1928) p20 The world premiere of Anoushka Shankar’s new score for Shiraz, a spectacular silent fi lm romance, fi lmed entirely in India. LOVE THE PRINCE OF ADVENTURERS (1926) p49 This early cinematic outing for the great Italian lover, Casanova, is imbued with all the passion and adventure – with a dash of melancholy – that one could wish for. CULT SUSPIRIA (1977) p79 A stunning 4K restoration of Dario Argento’s Technicolour masterpiece brings out the best of the fi lms lurid imagery and lashings of gore in equal measure. KINGS OF SIAM JOURNEY LUCIÁ (1968) p83 A beautifully restored cinematic tour de force from Humberto Solás, the enfant terrible of Cuban cinema in the 1960s. LOVE A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (1946) p48 A glorious love story and grand cosmic adventure wrapped up in a single masterpiece – courtesy of the twin geniuses of British cinema, Powell and Pressburger. JOURNEY SALESMAN (1968) p85 A portrait of Bible salesmen selling their wares becomes a fascinating window on 1960s American life. DEBATE LA VERITÉ (1960) p58 Bardot gives her greatest performance in Clouzot’s bitter drama about a free-spirited young woman in a fraught relationship in late 50s Left Bank Paris. THRILL SCARFACE (1932) p75 A landmark gangster movie and a subversive take on the American Dream, Hawks’ masterpiece boasts a brilliant Paul Muni as brutish, ruthlessly ambitious Tony Camonte. DARE THE L-SHAPED ROOM (1962) p66 An unmarried mother-to-be fi nds companionship among a gallery of warm and eccentric characters when she comes to London to have her child. WED 11 18:30 NFT1 CREATE SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (1977) p93 This 1977 restored classic centres around John Travolta playing Tony Manero – the role that made him a superstar. LAUGH JABBERWOCKY (1977) p60 Restored by the BFI from the original camera negative, Terry Gilliam’s fi rst fi lm as a solo director is a beautifully crazed landmark in British cinema. THRILL MILDRED PIERCE (1945) p73 The golden age of Hollywood was never more dazzling – the great Joan Crawford stars in the role of her career in this fl awless noir-melodrama. CREATE FROM JEALOUS DOLLS TO BRUTISH BULLDOGS (1909-1993) p94 Take another look at British animation with this genre-hopping, whistle-stop tour of an animated century of surprises. Buy tickets bfi.org.uk/lff 020 7928 3232 (10:00 – 20:30 daily)


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