The best cutting edge Black & White films since the 70s

Since Woody Allen’s seminal film Manhattan (1979) which was specifically shot in Black & White to give New York city a “great look” and Scorsese’s Raging Bull (1980) starring Robert De Niro, key filmmakers have chosen to shoot in Black and White for a number of reasons - to focus on the narrative, stylistically or perhaps set itself apart from the competition. Celebrating the World Premiere of cult film in the making – I PLAY WITH THE PHRASE EACH OTHER at Raindance Film Festival this year on 2 October, we look at the best cutting edge indie films which took Black and White to the next level…