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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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Second Coming 2014 15

What if an immaculate conception took place in a South London household? Idris Elba stars in a subtle, thought-provoking and original family drama.

105 mins United Kingdom Director. Debbie Tucker Green

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Floating 1991

Deliciously dark psychodrama about a Docklands bus driver who turns his family home into a second Noah's ark.

41 mins United Kingdom Director. Richard Heslop

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Queen and Country 2014 15

John Boorman’s follow up to Hope and Glory finds 18-year-old Bill called up for National Service against the backdrop of the Korean War.

114 mins United Kingdom Director. John Boorman

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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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Dark Horse 2014 PG

The inspirational, larger-than-life true story of how a group of friends in a poor mining village took on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse.

85 mins United Kingdom Director. Louise Osmond

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Traveller 1981

Reluctant newlywed travellers Angela and Michael try to smuggle goods across the border in this lyrical Irish road movie written by Neil Jordan.

80 mins Ireland Director. Joe Comerford

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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

United Kingdom Director. Sally Potter

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Dark Horse
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Dark Horse

United Kingdom Director. Louise Osmond

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Deep Water
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Deep Water

United Kingdom Director. Jerry Rothwell, Louise Osmond

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Hockney
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Hockney

United Kingdom Director. Randall Wright

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