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OrpheeA film by Jean CocteauBFI
In Jean Cocteau's updating of the Orpheus myth, Orphee (Jean Marais) is a famous poet whose obsession with a mysterious princess - representing death -...
Rome, Open CityA film by Roberto RosselliniBFI
Roberto Rossellini directs this 1940s drama about the last days of the Nazi occupation of Italy during World War II. Resistance leader Giorgio Manfredi...
Aguire Wrath Of GodA Film By Werner HerzogBFI
Werner Herzog directs this study of megalomania, set in 16th Century Peru. In the year 1560, a Spanish expedition crosses the Peruvian Sierras in search...
FitzcarraldoA Film By Werner HerzogBFI
Drama written and directed by Werner Herzog. Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald (Klaus Kinski) is an opera-loving entrepreneur who dreams of building an opera house...
Before the RevolutionA FIlm By Bernardo BertolucciBFI
Italian maestro Bernardo Bertolucci was just 22 years old when he directed this coming-of-age drama set in Parma. Loosely based on Stendhal's novel 'The...
Carmen JonesOtto Preminger presents Oscar Hammerstein II's BFI
Carmen is a passionate sexy creature who lures handsome GI Joe away from his sweetheart Cindy Lou. Following a brawl with his sergeant, Joe deserts his...
A Zed & Two NoughtsA Film By Peter GreenawayBFI
Peter Greenaway's surreal story has twin brothers (Brian and Eric Deacon), both zoologists, re-examining the meaning of life after a car accident involving...
ShadowsA John Cassavetes FilmBFI
Set in the jazzy, beatnik underground of 50s New York, John Cassavetes' first film features a score by Charles Mingus, improvised performances, a gritty...
Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (1967)A Jacques Demy Film With Music By Michel LegrandBFI
Groovy late-60s French film featuring Michel Legrand's music throughout - literally! A whole narrative based around Legrand's jazzy vocal and orchestral...