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Competition: Win tickets to a film or event in BFI’s Woodfall season

A scene from Ken Loach's Kes
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As the 1960s beckoned, a new mood swept through Britain. With anger mounting at an out-of-touch establishment, the era was reflected on screen by the rise of Woodfall Films. Founded in 1958 by director Tony Richardson, writer John Osborne and producer Harry Saltzman, the company pioneered the British New Wave, defining an incendiary brand of social realism. In films like Look Back in Anger and Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, working-class life was spotlit with unheard-of honesty.

Look Back in Anger

The same risk-taking spirit led the company to find a new generation of brilliant young actors to star in their films, including Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay and Rita Tushingham. Films like Tom Jones then expanded the Woodfall slate in an irreverent, colourful direction that helped define swinging London – further securing their extraordinary chapter in the history of British film.

Tom Jones

Featuring films such as Hamlet, starring Anthony Hopkins and Marianne Faithfull, Ken Loach’s Kes, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. Laurence Olivier in The Entertainer and the controversial A Taste of Honey.

For tickets and film dates and times go to BFI.org.uk

To win a pair of tickets to a film in Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema at BFI season,  go to www.thestage.co.uk/competitions and enter your details and put WOODFALL in the code box. Entries close at midnight on April 11.

Terms and conditions: Subject to availability. Non-transferable. Travel to venue not included.

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