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A timeless landscape steeped in history that is little changed today, but was surely made to be filmed!
Travelogue 1937 11 mins
Don your Welsh hat, betgwn and apron, and prepare for a tour of the majestic peaks, castles and coastline of North Wales. Many of the landscapes and towns on view are little changed today (although most of them are in colour these days) - and who would want to? The designation of much of Snowdonia as a national park in 1951 has done much to preserve its beauty.
Advert 1965 5 mins Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Trefro's Milk Bar, Ruthin, has lovable eclairs and the Taj Mahal Indian restaurants in Caernarfon and Bangor offer tables of enchantment!
Home movie 1953 7 mins Silent Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
A sorry end to any ship: timings, tide and wind played their part in pushing HMS Conway onto the Platters rocks in the Menai Strait on 14/4/1953.
Home movie 1954 5 mins Silent Location: Caernarfon
Neath plumber Vernon Hudson takes his family north to Caernarfon, south to Mumbles and Barry, and into the street when the circus comes to town.
Home movie 1951 12 mins Silent Location: Abersoch
Holiday highlight: a beautiful horse named 'Battleship' carries Miss Healey round and round on Pat Collins' Colwyn Bay carousel.
Home movie 1948 13 mins Silent Location: Abersoch
When the sun shines, Abersoch beach has everything – all you need is a bucket, a bat, a bathing suit and your sea legs!
Travelogue 1946 8 mins Silent Location: Shrewsbury
Pin-sharp post-war views of the welshest parts of Wales, from slate and coal mines to the fine cities like Aberystwyth.
1926 40 mins Silent
Compelling travel feature edited from footage of the 1925-26 Worsley Algarsson Arctic expedition.
Inside Film 2021 41 mins
In this illustrated discussion, BFI programmer-at-large Geoff Andrew and Catherine Wheatley, the author of two books on Michael Haneke’s work, examine what makes him such a distinctive, important and often controversial cinematic artist.
Inside Film 2021 41 mins
Film critic Carmen Gray and film writer Ela Bittencourt discuss three films by trailblazing Czech filmmaker Věra Chytilová.
Inside Film 2021 40 mins
In this discussion, BFI programmer-at-large Geoff Andrew and Sue Harris, Professor of Film Studies at Queen Mary University of London, will focus on three titles to look at what made Malle such a rewarding filmmaker.
Inside Film 2021 38 mins
BFI National Archive curator Will Massa and film critic Beatrice Loayza explore the work of contemporary British filmmaker Joanna Hogg.
Inside Film 2021 47 mins
Writer and activist So Mayer joins filmmaker and critic Alexandra Hidalgo to discuss the work of acclaimed French director and artist Agnès Varda.