Karel Reisz

Born: 21 July 1926, Ostrava
Died: 25 November 2002, London

Highlighted works

  • Look at Britain - 2  We Are the Lambeth Boys

    Look at Britain - 2 We Are the Lambeth Boys

    This energetic documentary was one of the last films to appear under the banner of the Free Cinema movement.

  • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

    Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

    Albert Finney’s powerhouse performance as a Nottingham factory worker changed British screen acting, just as Karel Reisz’s incisive and authentic film changed British cinema.

  • Momma Don't Allow

    Momma Don't Allow

    This lively Free Cinema short captures a night out at the Wood Green Jazz Club, where teenagers jive to trad jazz.

  • This Sporting Life

    This Sporting Life

    Director Lindsay Anderson and leading man Richard Harris put themselves on the map with this riveting study of a rugby-league player tormented by feelings for a grieving widow.

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