The Birds Eye View Film Festival opens this evening at the British Film Institute on the Southbank. The films being shown are all by female Arab directors and the festival runs until April 10th. One of the films being shown is 'In the Shadow of a Man' about women's views of equality in Egypt.
A season of films by the legendary London born director Alfred Hitchcock launches at the British Film Institute on the South Bank today.
Hitchcock, who was born in Leytonstone, launched his film career in the capital before moving to Hollywood.
He went on to make some of the best known films of all time, including Psycho, The Birds and Vertigo.
The season of Hitchcock films will start will four of the first 10 silent films the director made, moving onto a full retrospective later in the year.