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Ten Bob in Winter
Ten Bob in Winter

Ten Bob in Winter 1963

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Ten Bob in Winter 1963 PG

12 mins United Kingdom Director. Lloyd Reckord

An early classic of Black British cinema about the intriguing social dynamics that arise as a ten shilling note is passed around the black community. A student borrows ten bob from a white man and then in turn lends it to a natty musician. Later, when the student meets an upstanding member of the community he ignores the musician who is trying to return the note.

With its witty theorem that the influence of the British class system extends well beyond indigenous citizens, and its authentic focus on issues of black culture, Ten Bob in Winter is one of the most notable shorts to come out of the BFI Experimental Film Fund.

Fresh and experimental yet still light and accessible, the film eschews dialogue for a jazz-rap style narration (by Reckford himself) reminiscent of Langston Hughes, while a sparky jazz soundtrack is provided by the Joe Harriott Quintet.

Directed by

Lloyd Reckord

Featuring

Lloyd Reckord

Winston Stona

Bari Johnson

Genres

Drama

Collection

Shorts Black British Filmmaking

Certificate

PG

Released

1963

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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