Watch: An alternative history of British cinema in 10 films

Lesser-known works that broke the mould, from Kenneth Macpherson’s Borderline to Sally Potter’s Orlando.


Luís Azevedo

In the latest issue of Little White Lies magazine, we’ve surveyed more than 100 years of British film history and picked out 100 extraordinary, lesser-known works which have in some way shaped our cinematic culture.

Front and centre in these films, we found themes ranging from the complex portrayal of race relations in the 1920s to revolutionary sexual overtones in the ’60s and beyond.

The below video essay by Luís Azevedo highlights 10 mould-breaking British films, and there’s 90 more to discover in LWLies 80, which is on sale now.

Published 27 Aug 2019

Tags: British cinema Video Essay

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