The British Film Institute presents the best global cinema on-demand:
From classic and contemporary films to the best of the BFI National Archive.

Family Party - Senat Personal Film - 1964
Family Party - Senat Personal Film - 1964

Family Party - Senat Personal Film - 1964 1964


This film is certified

Please confirm that you accept our terms of use.


Family Party - Senat Personal Film - 1964 1964

5 mins United Kingdom

A colourful cast of Shakespearean characters – Macbeth, Julius Caesar and many more – let their hair down at home. The reason? An elaborate family costume party, of course. This film, shot on 16mm using the popular, good quality amateur film stock Kodachrome, comes from the home movie collection of the Senat family. Charming and captivating in equal measure, it looks like a fun gathering.

The Senat collection was donated to the BFI National Archive by Rick Senat, a boy at the time this film was shot. Senat went on to become a major film industry executive and consultant, at Warner Brothers and elsewhere, as well as a Deputy Chair of the BFI.


Amateur film


Shakespeare on Film




United Kingdom



Read lessRead more


View All

Welcome to a new subscription service like no other.

>100s of hand-picked classics and critically-acclaimed films

>Critic Mark Kermode picks a must-see film every week

>No contract, cancel anytime

Cookies Policy

This website uses cookies, as explained in our Cookies Policy.

To accept the terms and hide this message please click 'I accept'.

I accept

Passionate about film? So are we…

Don't miss the email made for the in-the-know film fan:

New releases — on the same day as in cinemas Special collections & unheralded classics Exclusive news on discounts

Never ask | Ask me later