SACF South Asian Cinema in UK


The Dark Angel - Screening and Talk

Merle Oberon in The Dark Angel

Monday - 14th April, 2014

BFI, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT

A Hidden Heritage - Indo-British Collaboration in Cinema in UK (1930-1951) - Merle Oberon

SACF is working on a film heritage project titled: A Hidden Heritage: Indo-British Collaboration in Cinema in UK (1930 –1951). Among the findings of the project are two actors of Indian origin who rose to international stardom – Merle Oberon and Sabu – on whom we are focusing through the events given below.

Merle Oberon as Cathy in Wuthering  Heights, 1939MERLE OBERON (1911-1979)

who migrated from Calcutta in India to London in 1928, established herself as a mainstream actress in English films made in UK and Hollywood and starred opposite stalwarts such as: Laurence Olivier, Douglas Fairbanks, Fredric March, Marlon Brando and others.

  • FREE talk titled: The Dark Angel: Portrait of Merle Oberon by Dr Charles Drazin @ 11 am in NFT3, BFI, South Bank.
  • FREE screening of: The Dark Angel, starring Merle Oberon @ 2 pm in NFT, BFI South Bank



BFIHeritage Lottery FundOrganised by the South Asian Cinema Foundation (SACF) in collaboration with the British Film Institute (BFI) South Bank, London with funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund.