What makes a film an ‘Ealing’ film? Why should we cry at ‘Mandy’? What has ‘The Man in the White Suit’ got to do with the atomic bomb? And what might Ealing films teach us about the world today? In this short video find out why Ealing Studios are so important in the history of filmmaking with broadcaster Matthew Sweet and BFI curator Mark Duguid.
For more on the major BFI project ‘Ealing: Light & Dark’ see http://www.bfi.org.uk/ealing-light-dark
All titles on the BFI Films channel are preserved in the vast collections of the BFI National Archive. To find out more about the Archive visit http://www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections