Dickens on Screen
BFI Southbank, London (and around the UK)
Part of the Dickens 2012 festival, the Dickens on Screen season is a comprehensive survey of film and television adaptations of Dickens’s works. In December there will be an introductory Christmas taster ready for next year, the bicentenary of the author’s birth.
From multi Oscar®-winning Oliver! to BBC’s hit series Bleak House, the world of film and TV have endeavoured to translate Dickens’s stories to the screen. The oldest surviving film version of a work by Dickens – an adaptation of A Christmas Carol – is from 1901 and over a hundred years later Dickens’s works are still being filmed for cinema and TV. Every one of his 15 novels has been filmed at least twice.
Dickens on Screen will be the largest retrospective ever staged of film & TV works based on or inspired by Charles Dickens. The three-month season will premiere at the BFI Southbank in London in January 2012 and will embark on a national and international tour thereafter. Look out for the programme of screenings and events in your local cinema.
For more details and to book tickets, see http://www.bfi.org.uk/dickens/
For more about Dickens 2012, see http://www.dickens2012.org/about-dickens-2012