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Typically British! (a documentary)

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Film of the Alternative cinema: Authors' Collections series

UK, 1997

Runtime: 52 min

Directors: Mike Dibb, Stephen Frears

This documentary from British director Stephen Frears represents England's entry in the British Film Institute commissioned series, “Century of Cinema,” designed to be a collection of the personal opinions of renowned international filmmakers concerning the cinema of their native countries. Frears is joined by four other notable British directors who sit'round a table sipping tea while discussing the past, present and future of English films. Included is Alexander Mackendrick, who died before this film was released.

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