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EIFF To Look Back At Rare UK Films of Sixties and Seventies


By edg - Posted on 06 May 2010

This year's retrospective at the Edinburgh International Film Festival will screen neglected British films from the Sixties and Seventies.

Films in the strand, entitled "After the Wave: Lost and Forgotten British Cinema 1967-1979", will be announced with the full EIFF programme launch on 1 June.

EIFF Senior Programmer Niall Greig Fulton said, in a posting on the EIFF site, that people should not expect "orthodox choices" from the era. The strand will include titles that have all but been forgotten about.

"There are titles included that haven’t been seen on any format for years, outstanding British cinema that should be celebrated, but instead has been relegated to the odd television screening, or the confines of an old VHS tape. It’s going to be a unique opportunity to see these lost classics, which you might otherwise not see at all, back on the big screen where they belong.”