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Gripping drama about the tough life of teenage prostitute Kelly and the nightly risks she takes to make ends meet.
Drama 2001 13 mins
On the cold streets of London, the kings and queens of the red light district play out their tawdry night games. Teenage prostitute Kelly hustles for food, drugs and to keep her brutal pimp Derek (Johnny Harris) off her back. Shot among the gritty nightlife of pre-gentrification King’s Cross, Royalty captures the constant drama and relentless anxiety of life on the streets. Written and directed by Paul Andrew Williams, the film was later expanded for his acclaimed feature debut, London to Brighton.
King's Cross Sta
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent Location: King's Cross Sta
Webcam, Victorian style: high-angle film of London streets
Documentary 1968 9 mins Silent Location: King's Cross Sta
Recreating its record-breaking 1928 journey between King's Cross and Edinburgh 40 years on, it's full steam ahead for The Flying Scotsman.
Amateur film 1998 5 mins Silent Location: King's Cross Sta
See the streets around King's Cross overun by protesters blocking traffic before partying in the name of community ownership.
Amateur film 1937 17 mins Silent Location: Dulwich
An aptly named scrapbook film featuring a train spotter's view of King's Cross around 1937, river journeys and Home Guard training
1924 11 mins Location: Limehouse
Part of Wonderful London, the BFI National Archive’s programme of restored London travelogues, filmed in the capital in the 1920s.
Drama 1996 20 mins Location: Farringdon Station
Ewan Bremner and Dexter Fletcher star as a pair of morbid fortune tellers in this modern tale of dark arts.
Travelogue 1907 9 mins Silent
A grand tour of Japan’s major cities, offering scenic views of the streets and daily life.
Interest film 1913 3 mins Silent
This ethnographic film offers a brief overview of the traditional culture of the Ainu, an ethnic minority in Japan.
Documentary 1905 4 mins
The performance of a masked dancer is followed by a scene from a kendo match, contrasting grace and ferocity.
Non-Fiction 1904 2 mins Silent
In a school gymnastic festival, boys and girls demonstrate their physical rigour through exercise and dance.
Interest film 1909 5 mins Silent
A vibrant festival with parades of fishermen and geisha celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port.
1912 5 mins Silent
Pathécolor’s mechanical stencil colouring is put to good use illustrating a festival at an ancient shrine.