Top 10 Revived and Restored Films to See at BFI London Film Festival 2017

The Dumb Girl of Portico, Dir Lois Weber

The Dumb Girl of Portico, Dir Lois Weber


The BFI London Film Festival starts on 4th October. I've been here for a week already, attending the pre festival press screenings (and catching up on a few old and new film releases in cinemas).

This year's edition includes 242 films from 67 countries including 46 documentaries, 6 animations, 14 archive restorations and 16 artists’ moving image features and 128 short films.

I've been going through the film list over the past week and here's my first list of top 10 revived and restored films to see at the festival, listed below in the order of release date (click on each title to read more and book tickets).

Any opportunity to watch an old film on the big screen, especially one that is restored, must not be missed.

The Dumb Girl of Portici
Dir Lois Weber
1915 | USA | 115min

The Prince of Adventurers
Dir Alexandre Volkoff
1926 | France | 159min

Dir Franz Osten
1928 | UK-Germany-India | 105min

Little Veronika
Dir Robert Land
1930 | Austria-Germany | 70min | 35mm 

Dir Humberto Solás
1968 | Cuba | 160min

Dir Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin
1968 | USA | 91min  

Funeral Parade of Roses
Dir Toshio Matsumoto
1969 | Japan | 105min

Oh, Sun!
Dir Med Hondo
1970 | Mauritania | 98min

Dir Dario Argento
1977 | Italy | 101min 

Om Dar-B-Dar
Dir Kamal Swaroop
1988 | India |101min