Film On Film

Film on Film is all about making movies. Who makes them, how they make them, who's in them...and how did all this crazy light fantastic get started? This is a great section for anyone interested film, it's beginnings, it's personalities, it's ups and downs and it's future. Look behind the red velvet curtain and discover the machine behind the screen. Pictured: The tumultous life of film maker Ed Wood is explored in 'Ed Wood: Look Back in Angora'

Lost in La Mancha (2002)

Director: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe
Starring: Terry Gilliam, Jean Rochefort, Johnny Depp

A tantalizing memorial to what could have been, 'Lost in La Mancha' offers a frank, often hilarious and frequently painful account of some of the disa... Read more

Prisoner of Paradise (2002)

Director: Malcolm Clarke, Stuart Sender

This Oscar-nominated documentary is the startling true story of Kurt Gerron, a well-known and beloved German-Jewish actor, director and cabaret star i... Read more

Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018)

Director: Roger Michell
Starring: Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Michael Williams

Together, they're 342 years old. They're in their seventh decade of cutting-edge, epoch-defining performances on stage and on screen. Funny, smart, sh... Read more

This is Not a Film (2011)

Director: Jafar Panahi, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
Starring: Jafar Panahi

This clandestine documentary, shot partially on an iPhone and smuggled into France in a cake for a last-minute submission to Cannes, depicts the day-t... Read more

Tigrero: A Film That Was Never Made (1994)

Director: Mika Kaurismaki
Starring: Samuel Fuller, Jim Jarmusch

This acclaimed documentary chronicles the aborted efforts of director Sam Fuller to make an action film in the Brazilian rain forest in 1954. Forty ye... Read more

Indie Sex: A Revealing Look At Sex In Cinema (2007)

Director: Lisa Ades, Lesli Klainberg

This revealing four-part documentary series explores the most controversial, complicated subject in film - sex. Each episode examines a different topi... Read more

Women He's Undressed (2015)

Director: Gillian Armstrong

Women He's Undressed is a cinema length documentary that explores the life of Australia's most prolific costume designer. Until now Orry-Kelly has bee... Read more

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls (2003)

Director: Kenneth Bowser
Starring: William H Macy, Karen Black, Peter Bogdanovich, Ellen Burstyn, Micky Dolenz, Ric...

Peter Biskind's best-selling book inspired this acclaimed documentary on the films and colourful filmmakers of the 1960s and '70s. See how the sex 'n'... Read more

Looking for Sophia (2004)

Director: Roberto Olla
Starring: Sophia Loren

Born in war-torn Rome into a life of poverty Sophia Scicolone was to become one of the silver screen's greatest icons. Using archival footage and int... Read more

Joy of Madness (2003)

Director: Hana Makhmalbaf
Starring: Agheleh Rezaie, Agheleh Farahmand, Bibigol Asef, Sima Asef, Haji Rahmodin, Razi...

Based on the premise that nobody would notice a 14-year-old girl brandishing a handheld camera, Hana Makhmalbaf, daughter of renowned Iranian filmmake... Read more