Restorations from the BFI National Archive

A collection of painstakingly restored films on DCP showcasing the best of British silent cinema from the BFI National Archive.

Films

  • Shooting Stars

    Shooting Stars

    A fabulous silent film from Anthony Asquith, set in a British movie studio in the 1920s.

  • Underground

    Underground

    Anthony Asquith’s subterranean tale of love, jealousy and murder.

  • The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands

    The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands

    A thrilling reconstruction of two decisive naval battles from the early stages of the First World War.

  • The Epic of Everest

    The Epic of Everest

    A remarkable film record of the legendary Everest expedition of 1924, newly restored by the BFI National Archive.

  • Make More Noise: Suffragettes in Silent Cinema

    Make More Noise: Suffragettes in Silent Cinema

    A collection exploring the representation of pioneering women in the first decades of the 20th century.

  • Night at the Cinema in 1914

    Night at the Cinema in 1914

    A glorious miscellany of comedies, adventure films and newsreels recreating a typical night out at the cinema in 1914.

  • The Great White Silence

    The Great White Silence

    The official record of Captain Scott’s legendary expedition to the South Pole, restored by the BFI National Archive.

  • Around China with a Movie Camera

    Around China with a Movie Camera

    Take a trip back to China in the first half of the 20th century with this programme of beautiful travelogues, newsreels and home movies.

  • Play On! Shakespeare in Silent Film

    Play On! Shakespeare in Silent Film

    Thrilling, iconic and humorous scenes from 24 titles, newly digitised and brought to life by the composers and musicians of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

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