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Friendship's Death is the bizarre and absorbing story of the relationship between a British war correspondent (Bill Paterson, Comfort and Joy) and a female extra‐terrestrial, named Friendship (Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin) who on a peace mission to Earth misses her intended destination of MIT, and instead lands inadvertently in Jordan during the events of Black September in 1970. The film's intelligent wit, coupled with outstanding performances from its two leads makes this a truly compelling film.

Directed by renowned film theorist Peter Woollen’s (and his only solo feature), Friendship’s Death has been newly restored by the BFI National Archive and is available on Blu‐ray and DVD for the first time.

Special Features:

  • Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Newly remastered in 2K by the BFI National Archive
  • Newly recorded audio commentary with producer Rebecca O’Brien, cinematographer Witold Stok and BFI curator Josephine Botting 
  • Reflections on Friendship's Death (2020, 40 mins): Tilda Swinton and Bill Paterson, along with producer Rebecca O'Brien and cinematographer Witold Stok join BFI curators Will Massa and Jo Botting to talk about Friendship's Death
  • Peter Wollen - Writing, Politics, Film (2020, 62 mins): academics and filmmakers' Laura Mulvey and Kodwo Eshun join BFI archivist Wendy Russell for an appreciation of the work of Peter Wollen
  • Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti (1983, 30 mins): documentary by Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen exploring the work of painter Frida Kahlo and photographer Tina Modotti, women icons of the Mexican Renaissance. It features footage of Modotti in the 1920 Hollywood film The Tiger's Coat and some exquisite home movie shots of Frida Kahlo and muralist Diego Rivera at their Blue House in Mexico City.
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Newly created optional French subtitles
  • ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film by So Mayer and on Frida Khalo & Tina Modotti by Sarah Wood and full film credits
studio:
BFI
Run Time:
78 mins approx
Director:
Peter Wollen
Certificate:
15
Actor:
Tilda Swinton

Bill Paterson
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
2
Brand:
BFI

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Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture

Friendship's Death is the bizarre and absorbing story of the relationship between a British war correspondent (Bill Paterson, Comfort and Joy) and a female extra‐terrestrial, named Friendship (Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin) who on a peace mission to Earth misses her intended destination of MIT, and instead lands inadvertently in Jordan during the events of Black September in 1970. The film's intelligent wit, coupled with outstanding performances from its two leads makes this a truly compelling film.

Directed by renowned film theorist Peter Woollen’s (and his only solo feature), Friendship’s Death has been newly restored by the BFI National Archive and is available on Blu‐ray and DVD for the first time.

Special Features:

  • Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Newly remastered in 2K by the BFI National Archive
  • Newly recorded audio commentary with producer Rebecca O’Brien, cinematographer Witold Stok and BFI curator Josephine Botting 
  • Reflections on Friendship's Death (2020, 40 mins): Tilda Swinton and Bill Paterson, along with producer Rebecca O'Brien and cinematographer Witold Stok join BFI curators Will Massa and Jo Botting to talk about Friendship's Death
  • Peter Wollen - Writing, Politics, Film (2020, 62 mins): academics and filmmakers' Laura Mulvey and Kodwo Eshun join BFI archivist Wendy Russell for an appreciation of the work of Peter Wollen
  • Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti (1983, 30 mins): documentary by Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen exploring the work of painter Frida Kahlo and photographer Tina Modotti, women icons of the Mexican Renaissance. It features footage of Modotti in the 1920 Hollywood film The Tiger's Coat and some exquisite home movie shots of Frida Kahlo and muralist Diego Rivera at their Blue House in Mexico City.
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Newly created optional French subtitles
  • ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film by So Mayer and on Frida Khalo & Tina Modotti by Sarah Wood and full film credits
studio:
BFI
Run Time:
78 mins approx
Director:
Peter Wollen
Certificate:
15
Actor:
Tilda Swinton

Bill Paterson
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
2
Brand:
BFI
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