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Biopics, Drama, Thriller, War Films
Alan Turing was a British mathematician and codebreaker who helped the Allies to victory over Nazi Germany and was highly influential in the development of the computer through his invention of the Turing machine. He was also persecuted for his sexual identity, and was prosecuted for homosexual acts by the UK government in 1952, which at that time were still criminalised, and forced to undergo hormonal treatment. He died two years later from cyanide poisoning. This historical drama portrays the race against time Turing and his team of code-breakers were embroiled in during World War II, and the personal anguish of his subsequent conviction.
A film guide that looks at Departure (2015), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
A film guide that looks at The Imitation Game (2014), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
A film guide that looks at The Theory of Everything (2014), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
The true story of mathematical genius John Nash whom battles to overcome his schizophrenia condition and his personal demons.
11–16 years 129 mins
Made in 1961, when homosexuality was still illegal in Britain, this drama sees a gay lawyer fighting against a blackmailer targeting gay London men.
16+ years 96 mins
Biopic of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, focusing on the period when his controversial site transformed the world of politics overnight.
14+ years 124 mins
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In our Autumn Preview, we're taking a look at some of the fantastic films that are still to hit cinemas in 2016 - from stellar sci-fi to sublime animation.
Reading time 4 mins
Post-production expert Verity Wislocki visits a school in Surrey as part of our BAFTA Meet the Industry project.
Reading time 3 mins
Catch up with our young reporter interviews with Benedict Cumberbatch, Mike Leigh and other filmmakers at the BFI London Film Festival.
Reading time 3 mins
Stories that depict great accomplishments and celebrate the incredible feats that filmmakers themselves have achieved with their works over the years.
A selection of films exploring and celebrating issues and discussion points surrounding LGBT history around the world.
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