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To celebrate our exhibition, Light: Works from Tate’s Collection, we’ve curated a selection of titles that showcase the myriad ways in which light can be used to enhance a film.

This collection highlights and celebrates the work of the cinematographer, by exploring the use of natural light, shadow, colour, and black and white photography.

Make sure to check this shelf regularly, as new titles will be added each month.


Light on Film

1h 52m Feature, Drama 2013
When The Camera Stopped Rolling
1h 15m Documentary 2021
Cold War
1h 28m Drama 2018
Brimstone & Glory
1h 7m Documentary 2018
She Dies Tomorrow
1h 25m Comedy, Drama, Thriller 2020
1h 24m Documentary 2015

Light: Works from Tate’s Collection

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