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Terence Davies on Ealing

Filmmaker and Ealing fan Terence Davies discusses Kind Hearts and Coronets.

Extracts from The Ladykillers and Kind Hearts and Coronets courtesy of Studiocanal.

Terence Davies is one of Britain’s most accomplished and respected film directors. His debut feature, Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988), was named one of the 100 greatest British films of the 20th century in the BFI’s 1999 poll. His critically-acclaimed later films include The Long Day Closes (1992), The House of Mirth (2000) and The Deep Blue Sea (2011).

In this film Davies, a long-time Ealing fan and a former student of the studio’s most celebrated director, Alexander Mackendrick, talks about his love for two Ealing comedy greats – Mackendrick’s The Ladykillers (1955) and Robert Hamer’s Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949).

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