The British Film Institute presents the best global cinema on-demand:
From classic and contemporary films to the best of the BFI National Archive.

Black Mountain Poets


This film is certified

Please confirm that you accept our terms of use.


Black Mountain Poets 2015 15

85 mins United Kingdom Director. Jamie Adams

Two criminal sisters on the run find themselves at a rural writers’ retreat, having to assume the identity of a pair of acclaimed poets to pass themselves off. As if inventing verse on the fly wasn’t hard enough, hurdles mount when Lisa (Alice Lowe) falls for another aspiring wordsmith, Richard (Downton Abbey's Tom Cullen), and has to find increasingly novel ways to lure him away from his girlfriend.

Alice Lowe and Dolly Wells (Doll & Em) are wonderfully silly in this charming and frequently funny comedy, in which Lowe trades on her similar role from Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers, another hilarious tale of rural sociopathy (even if much more extreme).

Jamie Adam’s largely improvised film was shot in just five days and marks the culmination of his ‘Modern Romance Trilogy’ (Benny & Jolene, A Wonderful Christmas Time), offering further proof of his ability to fuse rom-com elements with edgy and credible comedy.

Start watching in: 30 days

Finish watching in: 48 hours

Directed by

Jamie Adams


Dolly Wells

Alice Lowe




Fools For Love LOCO London Comedy Film Festival Love


15 strong language




United Kingdom



Read lessRead more
Part of

1,000s of beautifully preserved films, capturing 120 years of Britain on Film

The map

Explore further

View Weekend
Watch from £2.98

Weekend 2011 18

Andrew Haigh's internationally acclaimed tale of a brief encounter between two gay men.

96 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrew Haigh

View Sightseers
Watch from £2.98

Sightseers 2012 15

Young lovers Chris and Tina turn their first holiday together into a rural killing spree in Ben Wheatley's priceless black comedy.

88 mins United Kingdom Director. Ben Wheatley

View Sightseers (Q&A)
Sightseers (Q&A)
Watch for free

Sightseers (Q&A) 2012

Ben Wheatley and actor-screenwriters Alice Lowe and Steve Oram discuss Sightseers, a black comedy featuring the Midlands’ answer to Bonnie and Clyde.

United Kingdom


View All

Welcome to a new subscription service like no other.

>100s of hand-picked classics and critically-acclaimed films

>Critic Mark Kermode picks a must-see film every week

>No contract, cancel anytime

Cookies Policy

This website uses cookies, as explained in our Cookies Policy.

To accept the terms and hide this message please click 'I accept'.

I accept

Passionate about film? So are we…

Don't miss the email made for the in-the-know film fan:

New releases — on the same day as in cinemas Special collections & unheralded classics Exclusive news on discounts

Never ask | Ask me later