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Made in Britain Season

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  • Edinburgh Evening News - 31 May 2012

    "Cinemas showing the best of British ... Celebrating classic British films, the season opens with a newly restored print of director Henry Cornelius’ 1949 comedy Passport to Pimlico."

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  • Total Film - 23 May 2012

    "As a result of the London Olympics/Paralympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, there’s a rare sense of pride boosting our fair nation's ego, and [the] Made In Britain season looks set to capitalise on that ... So, if you’re in the mood for anything from light comedy to iconic sci-fi, you’re covered."
  • New Classics - May 2012

    "Studiocanal and the Independent Cinema Office have announced a summer season of theatrical screenings in celebration of some of the finest, most entertaining and quirkiest cinema that this sceptred isle has ever produced."
  • Digital Fix - 10 May 2012

    "The five films have been chosen to illustrate the breadth of the work that has been produced by British filmmakers over the last century, and range from post-war comedy to ground-breaking sci-fi. A true British musical icon, a bevvy of troublesome daughters, aliens on the Underground, zombies in Cornwall and some particularly obstinate inhabitants of a small London borough feature in films from the mighty studios of Hammer and Ealing and legendary directors David Lean and Nic Roeg."
  • The Establishing Shot - 10 May 2012

    "Made in Britain offers a glimpse into the peculiar character of our happy breed of men, sometimes directly and sometimes not so, and in doing so invites the audience to rejoice (and commiserate) in some of the most beloved eccentricities and quirks of the national character."
  • 2012 Movies - 15 May 2012

    "Never mind the London Olympics, or the Diamond Jubilee, this summer will also be marked by a number of distinctly British cinematic events (...) The 5 chosen films are intended to showcase the length and breadth of post-war British filmmaking, from Hammer to Ealing; sci-fi to horror; David Lean to Nic Roeg."
  • Lost in the Multiplex - 28 May 2012

    "And an intriguing selection of films it is too. All of the titles in the Made in Britain season are recently restored and rarely seen on the big screen. There's loud, irreverent comedy, strange goings-on in a Tube station, something nasty on the Cornwall moors, and David Bowie proving that no, that wasn't a cucumber stuffed down the front of his Ziggy Stardust jumpsuit. If anyone is still under the illusion that British cinema is all about heritage and polite good manners, this season will be a rude awakening."
  • Film News - 1 June 2012

    "The five films have been chosen to illustrate the breadth of the work that has been produced by British filmmakers over the last century, and range from post-war comedy to ground-breaking sci-fi."
  • Geek Town - 30 May 2012

    "With all the flag waving patriotism going on at the moment, it seems only fitting that their should be a celebration of classic British cinema as well! To that end, five films are being re-mastered and re-released for a MADE IN BRITAIN season."
  • Twitch Film - 1 June 2012

    "They may not all be the most obvious choices, but they're certainly all worthy of discovery (or rediscovery)."
  • Who's Jack - 23 May 2012

    "To celebrate what is shaping up to be a very British summer Studio Canal are re-releasing some of the British history’s most iconic films at cinemas around the country."
  • Retro to Go - 25 May 2012

    "Classic British movies are back at UK cinemas, courtesy of the Made in Britain season. Not just big cities or arthouse cinemas either, the films are doing the rounds all over the country and in the kind of places you don't expect to see cult classics."
  • The Quietus - 31 May 2012

    "The vintage quintet"

    "An eclectic selection from across the decades, all of which have received digital restoration but not aired theatrically for a while."
  • Love Horror - 2 May 2012

    "a summer season of theatrical screenings in celebration of some of the finest, most entertaining and quirkiest cinema that this sceptred isle has ever produced."
  • Monsters from Hell - May 2012

    "The MADE IN BRITAIN season is (cucumber) sandwiched between the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics and will give audiences across the country the opportunity to enjoy five restored classic British films on the big screen."
  • To Watch Pile - 27 May 2012

    "What Studio Canal have tried to do is avoid the obvious choices and opt for more interesting and varied films, that cover a range of genres and showcase talent that isn’t as widely lauded as it maybe should be."
  • Blogomatic 3000 - 6 June 2012

    "An eclectic mix of British film at its best."
  • Front Row Reviews - 6 June 2012

    "They’ve opted for a refreshingly idiosyncratic selection that showcases the invention and scope of our homemade movies."
  • Close-up Film - June 2012

    "These films have also been chosen because they have received extensive digital restoration but not been seen widely on the big screen for some time, thus giving cinema-goers the opportunity to experience them in a cinematic environment and as fresh as when they were first released."
  • Leftlion - 1 June 2012

    "season of the funniest, quirkiest and outright fabulous British films and all restored for our viewing pleasure."
  • This is Derbyshire - 1 June 2012

    "Made in Britain showcases the wide diversity of film-making excellence that has been found in the UK throughout cinema history."

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