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The Past

Film Reader:
British New Wave

Still waters of 1950s British cinematography were stirred up by a group of talented filmmakers who came with a new approach to film and its forms. These young artists had the courage to show a different image of Great Britain and tell different stories with different heroes. Tony Richardson, Lindsay Anderson, Karel Reisz or Jack Clayton made films about ordinary workers, the dark sides of class-based society and the loss of illusions. Despite its short, only six-year long existence, the movement has been influencing British cinema up to today.