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Stanley Forman

Director, Producer, Distributor
26 December 1921 to 7 February 2013

An important figure in British left wing cinema, Forman became politicised in the 1930s and after distinguished war service helped establish Plato Films which promoted the work of the British Soviet Friendship Society. Often clashing with authority, he worked for five decades to promote – and make – political and iconoclastic films.

- Read Stanley Forman's Guardian obituary