The British Film Institute

Perpetuating Rape Culture: Polanski and the Privileges of 'Fame'

Louise Pennington | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Louise Pennington

This separation of male violence from the men who commit the crimes is a key feature of rape culture. It silences victims whilst simultaneously creating a hierarchy of abusers with Roman Polanski being a "good" abuser because The Piano won him some Oscars.

British Film in the Age of Austerity

Ben Mirza | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

Throughout its long and tumultuous history Britain's film industry has, at its heart, been the creative tool for which we as a nation can flex our cultural muscle on the world stage.