Magazine article Screen International

Hey Elitists, Come Back This Film!?

Magazine article Screen International

Hey Elitists, Come Back This Film!?

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Starting with its title, the documentary The British Film Industry: Elitist, Deluded or Dormant?, seems keen to ruffle a few feathers.

Vinod Mahindru and Robin Dutta are making the feature documentary about what they see as the troubled state of the indiginous British film industry. They ask: "Do we have any British Film Industry at all?"

Sure the British film industry, like any other country's film industry, isn't perfect and could use improvements, but is it really bad enough to warrant a film like this complete with muckraking title?

They have secured interviews with key experts like Ben Kingsley, Iain Smith, Alan Parker, David Puttnam, Chris Smith, Michael Kuhn and Ken Loach. I wonder how many of them knew they were signing up to a project entitled Elitist, Deluded or Dormant?

My favourite bit in the trailer is when John Woodward just sighs and says: "These are very, very strange questions."Source: Quota FilmsBritish Film Industry doc trailer

And, in a cruel twist of fate, the graphics for the film look a lot like the BFI's logo. …

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