United Kingdom

Robert Asher – Follow a Star (1959)

Synopsis:
Norman Truscott is a store worker who dreams of stardom. Vernon Carew is a singer whose star is fading. Vernon manages to get a recording of Norman singing and passes it off as himself. Read More »

Jean-Luc Godard – Sympathy for the Devil (1968)

Jean-Luc Godard’s documentary Sympathy for the Devil combines footage of the Rolling Stones in a recording studio creating one of their masterpieces (the song gave the film its name) with the sort of documentary footage Godard was intrigued by at that time in his career. Read More »

J. Lee Thompson – Ice Cold in Alex AKA Desert Attack (1958)

Synopsis:
A group of Army personnel and nurses attempt a dangerous and arduous trek across the desert of North Africa during World War II. The leader of the team dreams of his ice cold beer when he reaches Alexandria, but the problems just won’t go away. Read More »

Ben Rivers & Anocha Suwichakornpong – 10 Min (2019)

A short film shot by Ben Rivers, Anocha Suwichakornpong. Read More »

Tim Cawkwell – Light Years – The film diaries of Tim Cawkwell (1968-2018)

LIGHT YEARS – The film diaries of Tim Cawkwell (1968-87 / 2015-18)

LIGHT YEARS brings together a series of short films made on 8mm between 1968 and 1987 to create a single diary film in 25 sections with its own narrative arc as a bildungsroman or story of self-education.

Between 2015 and 2018 this material was digitized, reduced and re-edited, and voice-over and sound added. LIGHT YEARS draws inspiration from the American Underground films reaching Britain at the time, and seeks to emulate the qualities of the diary, making the personal public and re-envisioning the world. Read More »

John Paddy Carstairs – The Square Peg (1958)

Synopsis:
A British road repairman gets into a feud with the Army, gets drafted and is mistakenly parachuted into Nazi occupied France where his physical resemblance to the local German commandant triggers a hilarious chain reaction. Read More »

Alastair Reid – Artemis 81 (1981)

Paranormal novelist Gideon Harlax is drawn into a battle between the forces of good, represented by alien angel Helith, and the forces of evil, represented by Helith’s evil brother Asrael. Ranging from Oxford to Denmark, a North Sea ferry to an alien planet, Harlax unwittingly becomes part of an ancient plot that may result in the destruction of Earth… Read More »