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The Man from Nowhere
Victorian orphan Alice Harvey - arriving to live at her great uncle's spooky house - is frightened by a mysterious, dark-clad intruder.
Children's 1976 59 mins
Director: James Hill
This atmospheric thriller from the Children's Film Foundation is set around an ornate gloomy old mansion house. It must surely have sent shivers down the spines of 1970s kids and remains eerily effective today. James Hill's direction maintains the tension, and an impressive sense of period, as the narrative twists and turns before a surprising and ingenious resolution.
Children's 1972 60 mins Director: Ian Shand
It looks like the quaint village of Byway will be bulldozed to make way for a motorway – until alien outcast Kadoyng arrives from Outer Space to help.
Children's 1967 59 mins Director: Charles Frend
Schoolboy Tom Smith flies a man-powered flying machine to win a handsome prize.
Children's 1977 56 mins Director: Harley Cokliss
Somewhere in 1970s England, a UFO crashes in a potting shed. Inside is a strange round visitor from space: the Glitterball. How will it get home?
Hide and Seek
Children's 1972 61 mins Director: David Eady
Gary Kemp (The Krays) becomes entangled with a borstal escapee known as the Deptford Dodger in this cracking drama from the Children’s Film Foundation.
Children's 1957 64 mins Director: D'Arcy Conyers
Children’s Film Foundation adventure that sees a young Michael Crawford scrapping with a rival South London gang in Battersea.
A Hitch in Time
Children's 1978 57 mins Director: Jan Darnley-Smith
Two curious kids are sent back in time by an eccentric professor, played by former Doctor Who Patrick Troughton.
The Black Box
Rapunzel Let Down Your Hair
Fantasy 1978 75 mins Director: Susan Shapiro
An imaginative, experimental and playful look at myth, storytelling and female identity.
To Have and to Hold
Drama 2000 13 mins Director: John Hardwick
A woman finds that death will not part her from her deceased lover.
Un Chien Andalou
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1928 16 mins Silent Director: Luis Buñuel
A scabrous study of desire, the subconscious and anti-clericalism - Buñuel and Dalí’s provocative first film is a classic of Surrealist cinema.
Documentary 2002 67 mins Director: Bill Morrison
Decasia is an artful collage of found archival footage, shot pre-1950 on a cellulose nitrate base and most of it in advanced stages of decay.
Hands of Destiny
Drama 1954 52 mins Director: Tony Young
The strange prophesies of Dr Josef Ranald, palm reader of choice to Nazi war leaders.
Drama 1970 52 mins Director: Tony Scott
An unsettling portrait of love and loss by the director of Top Gun.
Directed by James Hill
Documentary 1958 17 mins Director: James Hill
James Hill (Born Free) directs this beautifully shot documentary about the adventure of oil exploration, deep in the tropics of Papua New Guinea .
The Home-made Car
Comedy 1963 28 mins Director: James Hill
In this charming short film directed by James Hill, a man restores his dilapidated Bullnose Morris under the watchful eye of a curious young neighbour.
Tetsuo II: Body Hammer
Horror 1991 81 mins Director: Shinya Tsukamoto
Shinya Tsukamoto's sequel has the Iron Man transforming into a cyberkinetic gun when a gang of vicious skinheads kidnap his son.
Tetsuo: The Iron Man
Fantasy 1988 67 mins Director: Shinya Tsukamoto
Shinya Tsukamoto's wild cyberpunk tale of a businessman's agonising transformation into a walking scrap heap is a jaggedly dehumanised vision of the future.
Power in Our Hands
Documentary 2015 75 mins Director: Angela Spielsinger
Ground-breaking documentary that uses archive film to tell the story of the British Deaf community’s fight for civil rights.
Comedy 1998 116 mins Director: Vera Chytilová
Věra Chytilová's dark, post-communist comedy. After a veterinary surgeon is sexually assaulted by two men, she uses her particular expertise in castraton to exact her revenge…
Drama 1963 81 mins Director: Vera Chytilová
Věra Chytilová's first feature is an important work of women's cinema, which contrasts the parallel stories of a gymnast (filmed as documentary) and a housewife (told as fiction).
Fruit of Paradise
Drama 1969 99 mins Director: Vera Chytilová
Věra Chytilová's symbolic retelling of the Adam and Eve story is a ravishing tapestry of ideas, textures, and visual tropes.