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From the Free Cinema movement to today’s Lottery Film Fund, this collection is a selection of titles made by outstanding talent, and supported by UK public money.

British filmmakers have been supported by the BFI for over 60 years. The results have been distinct, engaging, diverse and original. This channel highlights some of them, from the early works of modern masters to the first films of an emerging generation. What unites them is an instinct to astonish.

"If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed."

Stanley Kubrick

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Dreams of a Life
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Dreams of a Life 2011 12A

Carol Morley's drama-documentary investigates the tragic death of a woman whose body lay undetected for almost three years.

94 mins United Kingdom

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All Consuming Love
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All Consuming Love 2011

Kevin Eldon voices this oddball, award-winning animated short about a tiny middle-aged man who lives inside a stray cat.

8 mins United Kingdom

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Electricity 2014 15

Agyness Deyn stars in a powerful story seen through the eyes of a young woman whose epilepsy brings extraordinary hallucinations.

96 mins United Kingdom Director. Bryn Higgins

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The Duke of Burgundy
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The Duke of Burgundy 2014 18

Peter Strickland’s visually and aurally intoxicating tale of sadomasochistic power-play is a daringly erotic sensory feast.

104 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Strickland

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London the Modern Babylon
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London the Modern Babylon 2012 15

The story of London told through a century of popular music and film archive treasures.

127 mins United Kingdom Director. Julien Temple

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Winstanley
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Winstanley 1975 PG

An authentic historical drama about the visionary Gerrard Winstanley who led a group of impoverished 'Diggers' to assert their common rights.

96 mins United Kingdom

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Hyena
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Hyena

United Kingdom Director. Gerard Johnson

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Bypass
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Bypass

United Kingdom Director. Duane Hopkins

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Electricity
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Electricity

United Kingdom Director. Bryn Higgins

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Second Coming
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Second Coming

United Kingdom Director. Debbie Tucker Green

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'71
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'71

United Kingdom Director. Yann Demange

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Baby
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Baby

United Kingdom Director. Wiz

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Man in Fear
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Man in Fear

United Kingdom Director. Will Jewell

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London Story
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London Story

United Kingdom Director. Sally Potter

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Hockney
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Hockney

United Kingdom Director. Randall Wright

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Nine Muses
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Nine Muses

United Kingdom Director. John Akomfrah

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Self Made
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Self Made

United Kingdom Director. Gillian Wearing

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