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Tilda Swinton stars in a playful and ingenious cine-essay on the art of storytelling, from art critic John Berger and filmmaker Timothy Neat.
72 mins United Kingdom Director. Timothy Neat
Noël Coward’s tale of a love affair, thrillingly played out with tight British reserve.
86 mins United Kingdom Director. David Lean
One of the timeless classics of British cinema is reappraised by critic Mark Kermode, in his weekly pick from BFI Player+.
2 mins United Kingdom Director. Nick Freand Jones
Colin Farrell, Ben Whishaw and Rachel Weisz star in this bleakly hilarious dystopian drama from Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth).
112 mins Ireland Director. Yorgos Lanthimos
In a post-apocalyptic world, a forest-dwelling loner is forced to reckon with two women in order to survive.
104 mins United Kingdom Director. Stephen Fingleton
Cannes prize-winning Icelandic drama about two estranged sheep-farming brothers who come together following a deadly disease outbreak.
93 mins Iceland Director. Grímur Hákonarson
Residents of Barnet and Stockton-on-Tees are the lucky beneficiaries of a government scheme to remedy Britain’s housing problem.
18 mins United Kingdom
The tattered wallpaper of part demolished housing contrasts with gleaming new tower blocks. Ladywood in Birmingham may be on the up but what about the forgotten people?
6 mins United Kingdom
An absorbing picture of council services at the beginning of the 1960s, with babies getting polio jabs and girls having braces fitted, while Roots is playing at the Civic Theatre.
39 mins United Kingdom
Coventry prepares to rise from the ashes of WWII in this docu-drama written by Dylan Thomas.
22 mins United Kingdom Director. John Eldridge
Sheffield stands in as 'Smokedale', an industrial Everytown, in this stirring call for "new schools, new hospitals, new roads, new life", after WWII.
6 mins United Kingdom Director. John Eldridge
A bright and breezy promotional tour of Brum's original mega-mall.
30 mins United Kingdom
The great French director François Truffaut was born on this day in 1932 - here is his only English-language film, the haunting sci-fi with Julie Christie.
112 mins United Kingdom Director. François Truffaut
Abbas Kiarostami’s excursion into Japanese filmmaking is a masterly study of duplicity and role play centred around a student and her double life as an escort.
France Director. Abbas Kiarostami
The reigning Miss Chinatown joins the traditional celebrations to mark the year of the Cockerel on a chilly February day in Birmingham.
1 mins United Kingdom
Visionary filmmaker Penny Woolcock explores half a century of British urban life using films digitised for Britain on Film, the archive project from BFI and its partner archives.
17 mins United Kingdom Director. Penny Woolcock
Join the rough and tumble of the annual Shrovetide football match in Ashbourne - that's if you can see the ball amongst the brawling mass of limbs.
10 mins United Kingdom
A sex addict struggles to hide his habits from his equally troubled sister. With Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan.
100 mins United Kingdom Director. Steve McQueen
A cautionary tale about VD and the dangers of free-love set against a backdrop of smoky jazz clubs and evocative London locations.
77 mins United Kingdom Director. Gerry O'Hara
The Horrible Histories team’s take on Shakespeare’s ‘lost years’, following the hopeless lute player as he leaves his home to follow his dream.
93 mins Great Britain Director. Richard Bracewell
A hard-hitting and often graphic documentary about the 'chemsex' sub-scene in London’s gay community.
83 mins USA Director. Max Gogarty, William Fairman
Tom Hardy’s magnetic double-performance as infamous East End gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray commands Brian Helgeland stylish biopic.
131 mins France Director. Brian Helgeland
The US indie hit tells the bold, bawdy and hilarious story of a teenager's sexual awakening after she sleeps with her mother’s boyfriend.
102 mins USA Director. Marielle Heller
A policeman searches for a runaway gypsy in Radu Jude’s hilarious and magnificently shot Wallachian western.
105 mins Romania Director. Radu Jude
Jean-Luc Godard’s caustic look at compromised creativity in the filmmaking world has superb images, music and acting from Piccoli, Bardot and Palance
103 mins France Director. Jean-Luc Godard
Fassbender is ferocious as the Scottish king in Justin Kurzel’s red-blooded and viscerally atmospheric Shakespeare adaptation.
113 mins France Director. Justin Kurzel
Yorgos Lanthimos' scary, witty tale of a dysfunctional Greek family is original, ingenious and sadly relevant as a study of parent-child relationships
96 mins Greece Director. Yorgos Lanthimos
One of the most acclaimed British features of recent years, starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay as a couple rocked by news from the past.
95 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrew Haigh
A maid for a rich São Paulo family is allowed to take her provincial teenage daughter into the household, but tensions quickly surface between her old and new lives.
112 mins Brazil Director. Anna Muylaert
A multi-layered melding of fiction and fact, about Nobel prize-winner Orhan Pamuk and his Istanbul Museum of Innocence.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. Grant Gee
This Oscar-nominated, Almodóvar-produced anthology of six tales of ordinary madness is the most riotously enjoyable portmanteau film since Pulp Fiction.
122 mins Argentina Director. Damian Szifron
This 'Buy British' clothing campaign is more than patriotism, it's the last line of defence for an industry facing extinction.
2 mins United Kingdom
A fascinating journey around the entire process of a typical 1930s textile mill, with young women workers, all sporting the same hairstyles, labouring at hypnotic machines.
26 mins United Kingdom
1,000s of beautifully preserved films, capturing 120 years of Britain on Film
The office romance 1973-style: "My darling one, you could not be more wonderful or dear to me. My life would always be sublime, if you would be my Valentine."
4 mins United Kingdom
London's leather-clad biker girls arrive at Bognor's seafront after a burn-up from the big city. After a quick re-fuel they're roaring off on the next leg of the journey.
1 mins United Kingdom
The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress keep the Mart-opening tradition alive with a circuit on the dodg'ems at Tuesday Market Place in King's Lynn.
3 mins United Kingdom
Are you being served? A bewildered shop girl gets a boutique introduction to an innovative fabric.
17 mins United Kingdom Director. Jeff Inman
Beautifully presented production from The Newport and District Amateur Film Society which gives a real flavour of city celebrations on Victory in Europe Day (8th May 1945).
10 mins Wales
Sail away to a bygone Cornwall in this wistful coastal travelogue
3 mins United Kingdom
Daybrook Laundry in Nottingham has turned a dull job into an art-form of washing, pressing, folding and sorting. Who needs one of those new fangled home washing machines anyway?
13 mins United Kingdom
The challenges posed by the emergence of synthetic fibres for Britain's traditional textile industry.
20 mins United Kingdom
Holiday Camp Princesses - Contestants for the Butlins Beauty Pageant tour Minehead
1 mins United Kingdom
In the tough suburbs of Paris, sixteen-year-old Marieme decides to reinvent herself when she joins a girl gang.
113 mins France Director. Céline Sciamma
Godard’s colourful and exuberant tribute to the Hollywood musical, with Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo, and Jean-Claude Brialy.
81 mins France Director. Jean-Luc Godard
A backstage glimpse behind the famous Russian ballet company as it contends with the fallout from a shocking attack on its artistic director.
86 mins United Kingdom Director. Mark Franchetti, Nick Read
A gorgeously composed French animation following a boy and a giraffe's epic journey from Africa to 19th-century Paris.
78 mins France Director. Jean-Christophe Lie
If you only see one Iranian vampire western this year, make sure it’s this one. A female vampire stalks a ghost town in Ana Lily Amirpour’s arresting debut.
101 mins USA Director. Ana Lily Amirpour
Godard’s stunning, colour widescreen account of the wild journey of ‘the last romantic couple’, Pierrot (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and his lover Marianne (Karina).
110 mins France Director. Jean-Luc Godard