Hanway Films

Century of Cinema Series


Century of Cinema Series

The BFI Collection


"The best thing to happen to film history in years" New York Times.

THE CENTURY OF CINEMA is a series of highly personal documentaries made by leading film directors throughout the world taking a diversity of approaches to national cinemas.

Highlights include Martin Scorsese on American cinema, Jean-Luc Godard on French cinema and Stephen Frears on British cinema.

  • CHINA: Yang and Yin Gender in CHinese Cinema
  • KOREA: Gilwe-En Younghwa
  • NEW ZEALAND: A Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey by Sam Neil
  • JAPAN: 100 Years of Japanese Cinema
  • IRELAND: Irish Cinema: Ourselves Alone?
  • AFRICA: Aristotle's Plot
  • POLAND: 100 Lat W Kinie
  • RUSSIA: Russkaya Ideja
  • INDIA: And The Show Goes On
  • AUSTRALIA: 40,000 Years of Dreaming: A century of Australian Cinema
  • GREAT BRITAIN: Typically British: A Personal History of British Cinema by Stephen Frears
  • USA: A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
  • SCANDINAVIA: Jag Ar Nyfiken, Film
  • BRAZIL: Cinema de Lagrimas
  • GERMANY: Die Nacht Der Regisseure
  • FRANCE: 2 X 50 Years of French Cinema by Jean-Luc Godard