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Series cast summary:
Martin Scorsese ...  Host / ... 1 episode, 1995
Nagisa Ôshima ...  Narrator 1 episode, 1995
Allison Anders ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Kathryn Bigelow ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Francis Ford Coppola ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Brian De Palma ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
André De Toth ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Clint Eastwood ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Jodie Foster ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Carl Franklin ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
George Lucas ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Gregory Peck ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Arthur Penn ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Cosme Alves Neto Cosme Alves Neto ...  Cineclub director 1 episode, 1995
Michael Apted ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Henry Arnold ...  Narrator 1 episode, 1995
André Barros André Barros ...  Yves 1 episode, 1995
Cathal Black Cathal Black ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Gabriel Byrne ...  Narrator 1 episode, 1995
Fabrice Bénard Fabrice Bénard ...  Serveur 1 1 episode, 1995
Philippe Collin Philippe Collin ...  Narrator (French version) / ... 1 episode, 1995
Joe Comerford Joe Comerford ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Raul Cortez ...  Rodrigo 1 episode, 1995
Donal Donnelly ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Roddy Doyle Roddy Doyle ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Stephen Frears ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Patrick Gillieron Patrick Gillieron ...  Marmiton 1 episode, 1995
Jean-Luc Godard ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Estelle Grynszpan Estelle Grynszpan ...  Serveuse 2 1 episode, 1995
Margo Harkin Margo Harkin ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Jorge Luís Hidalgo Jorge Luís Hidalgo ...  Projectionist 1 episode, 1995
Dominique Jacquet Dominique Jacquet 1 episode, 1995
Neil Jordan ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Xavier Jougleux Xavier Jougleux ...  Serveur 2 1 episode, 1995
Gavin Lambert ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Alexander Mackendrick ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Pat Murphy Pat Murphy ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Sam Neill ...  Host / ... 1 episode, 1995
Thaddeus O'Sullivan ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Silvia Oroz Silvia Oroz ...  Lecturer 1 episode, 1995
Alan Parker ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Michel Piccoli ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Bob Quinn Bob Quinn ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Cécile Reigher Cécile Reigher ...  La serveuse 1 episode, 1995
Jim Sheridan ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Patrick Tannus Patrick Tannus ...  Rodrigo (young) 1 episode, 1995
Christiane Torloni ...  Rodrigo's mother 1 episode, 1995
Ivan Trujilo Ivan Trujilo 1 episode, 1995
William B. White William B. White ...  Narrator 1 episode, 1995
Shyam Benegal ...  Self 1 episode, 1996
Dhritiman Chatterjee ...  Self 1 episode, 1996
Chidananda Das Gupta Chidananda Das Gupta ...  Hismelf 1 episode, 1996
Ken Gampu ...  Policeman 1 episode, 1996
Shashi Kapoor ...  Self 1 episode, 1996
B.K. Karanjia B.K. Karanjia ...  Self 1 episode, 1996
Girish Karnad ...  Self 1 episode, 1996
Amit Khanna Amit Khanna ...  Self 1 episode, 1996
Albee Lesotho Albee Lesotho ...  Essomba Touneur 1 episode, 1996
Anthony Levendale Anthony Levendale ...  Bruce Lee 1 episode, 1996
Aleksey Petrenko ...  Narrator 1 episode, 1996
Mani Ratnam ...  Self 1 episode, 1996
Seputla Sebogodi Seputla Sebogodi ...  Cinema 1 episode, 1996
Mrinal Sen ...  Self 1 episode, 1996
Ashoke Viswanathan Ashoke Viswanathan ...  Self 1 episode, 1996
George Miller ...  Narrator / ... 1 episode, 1997
Cheh Chang 1 episode, 1998
Kaige Chen 1 episode, 1998
Leslie Cheung 1 episode, 1998
Peggy Chiao 1 episode, 1998
Allen Fong Allen Fong 1 episode, 1998
Hsiao-Hsien Hou 1 episode, 1998
Ang Lee 1 episode, 1998
Tony Rayns Tony Rayns ...  Narrator 1 episode, 1998
Lung Ti 1 episode, 1998
Ming-liang Tsai 1 episode, 1998
Hark Tsui 1 episode, 1998
John Woo 1 episode, 1998
Jin Xie Jin Xie 1 episode, 1998
Edward Yang 1 episode, 1998
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Personal and profound look into lives immersed in film. These documentaries about films and culture show the medium's role in love and war, nostalgia and national identity. Cinema was born in the late 19th century when inventors in three different countries almost simultaneously developed the technology to shoot moving film and to project it. The Lumiere Brothers were the first in Paris, 1895. To celebrate cinema's centenary, in 1995 the BFI produced a series of documentaries in which talented directors were invited to contemplate their own national cinemas. The results ranged between highly personal and profoundly universal, and together constitute this collection, Century of Cinema. Written by X

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