SACF South Asian Cinema in UK


Wuthering Heights - Screening and Exhibition

Merle Oberon as Cathy in Wuthering Heights, 1939

Sunday - 5th January, 2014

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


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

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 (1911-1979)

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 Exhibition on Merle Oberon in BFI’s Blue Room (4.00 – 6.00 pm)
  • Screening of Wuthering Heights starring Merle Oberon at 6.20 pm in NFT2

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.