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Film Screening: Shadows from Light: The Photography of Bill Brandt

  • 9 to 10 March 2021

This film by Stephen Dwoskin is available to watch for free ahead of our event with Will Fowler (BFI) and Rachel Garfield (Reading University) who will be discussing the film on 10 March, 16.00-17.00

Watch the Film


Take a mesmerising journey through the world of Bill Brandt's shadowy black-and-white photography.

The singular vision of avant-garde filmmaker Stephen Dwoskin sheds new light on the work of British photographer Bill Brandt, focusing in particular on his connections with the Surrealist movement, his portraiture, and his nudes. The film was broadcast as part of Channel Four's ground-breaking series Eleventh Hour (1982-88), devised to showcase independent and experimental films.

Dwoskin had been a leading light in experimental film since the early 1960s and was a founding member of London Filmmakers Co-op. This was his first feature documentary and was shown at the 27th London Film Festival in 1983.


Stephen Dwoskin


Bill Brandt, Didi Hopkins, Kathie Conn

Genres and length

Documentary, 55 mins




United Kingdom



Image: Still from Shadows From Light: The Photography of Bill Brandt (Stephen Dwoskin, 1983). Courtesy of BFI