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We’re immensely proud to kick off a retrospective of Tony Richardson’s films in collaboration with Woodfall, the legendary film company he co-founded together with John Osborne and producer Harry Saltzman. These were the angry young men that revolutionised British cinema and changed it forever.

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Tony Richardson United Kingdom, 1962

One of the saddest and most beautiful film titles ever? The grand finale of our Tony Richardson series comes with this iconic adaptation of an Allan Sillitoe short story. A vigorous tale of insubordination and a defiant celebration of resilience, featuring an indelible performance by Tom Courtenay.

A Taste of Honey

Tony Richardson United Kingdom, 1961

The British New Wave notably entered the world of the feminine and this film is the proof. Set in gloomy industrial Manchester, Richardson explores here what it takes to be an angry young woman in 60s northern Britain. A daring tale of urban malaise and an absolute landmark of kitchen sink realism.

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Karel Reisz United Kingdom, 1960

We continue our focus on Tony Richardson with an incontestable emblem of British cinema produced by him & directed by Karel Reisz. Albert Finney delivers a magnetic performance (his debut!) as a working class anti-hero for the ages. A combative film about life itself—nothing more, nothing less.

The Entertainer

Tony Richardson United Kingdom, 1960

Next up in our Tony Richardson retrospective is his second feature, a mordant exploration of failure adapted from John Osborne’s eponymous play. An astounding performance by Laurence Olivier as the unforgettably unscrupulous Archie Rice, which he claimed to be the best character he ever played.

Look Back in Anger

Tony Richardson United Kingdom, 1959

We’re immensely proud to kick off a Tony Richardson retrospective in collaboration with the legendary Woodfall Films. Starring Richard Burton, Look Back in Anger launched a New Wave in British cinema, giving visibility for the first time to the adventures and misadventures of the working classes.

Life is too short for bad films

Every day we hand-pick a beautiful new film and you have a whole month to watch it, so there’s always 30 perfectly curated films to discover.