Magazine article Screen International

BFI to Present Two Month Retrospective Project Celebrating Ealing Studios

Magazine article Screen International

BFI to Present Two Month Retrospective Project Celebrating Ealing Studios

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Ealing: Light and Dark will take place from Oct 22-Dec 30.

Ealing Studios will be celebrated as part of a two month retrospective project, presented by the BFI, entitled Ealing: Light and Dark.

The project, which runs Oct 22-Dec 30 at the BFI Southbank, will include a national re-release of It Always Rains On Sunday [pictured] and a new digital clean-up of They Came To A City. As well as the classics, Ealing: Light and Dark will also celebrate the less known and more serious side of Ealing Studios during the 1940s and 50s, including the more provocative and sometimes subversive films.

Ealing Studios' productions were particularly significant during the Second World War when they controversially showed wartime failures, imagined the threat of invasion and contemplated the unsavoury after-effects of the war, as explored in The Ship That Died Of Shame. …

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