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It Happened Here (1965) + discussion at BFI (23 July)

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BFI Southbank, 23 July at 6pm

Tickets and details here.

This extraordinary film – an immensely powerful tale of what might have taken place if the Nazis had invaded Britain in 1940 – was eight years in the making, helped along by financial support from Tony Richardson, whose work we celebrated earlier this year. Shot on both 16mm and 35mm with a cast of mainly amateurs, the result is impressively polished and professional. The gritty black and white photography and incredible attention to detail give it a documentary realism that makes for tense viewing. To mark Kevin Brownlow’s 80th birthday, the BFI has remastered the film. We look forward to welcoming him and some of his collaborators for a post-screening discussion.