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Documentary2020106 minsDirector: Sam Pollard
Sam Pollard's resonant exploration of the US government's surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Drama201990 minsDirector: Henry Blake
Blistering thriller of a teen groomed to work for a brutal, organised drugs network.
Drama2020105 minsDirector: David Färdmar
Adrian (Björn Elgerd) and Hampus (Jonathan Andersson) seem to be in the midst of a fairy tale romance, they seem destined to be together, but do all fairy tales have a happy end?
Romance2019102 minsDirector: Paul Morrison
Two older strangers, both bruised by former releationships, start a tentative new romance in this tender drama starring Dave Johns and Alison Steadman.
Drama201996 minsDirector: Tim Mielants
Life on the nudist colony is fairly routine for handyman Patrick (Kevin Janssens), that is until the mystery of his missing hammer sets in motion a hilarious quest of self-discovery.
Documentary202093 minsDirector: Weixi Chen
A raw and intimate documentary that captures the struggles and human resilience in the battle to survive the pandemic in Wuhan, China.
Best Films of 2020
These are our most resonant adventures. They move and thrill, proving that cinema is sharpest at its edges...
Celebrating Black History Month we showcase black culture in film and TV, dive into a selection that flows deep and far.
Sight & Sound's Best Films
Unmissable films from an essential source: the world’s wisest film magazine, whose annual list sets the standard.
Documentary201995 minsDirector: Zed Nelson
The working-class community of Hoxton Street face the upheavals of gentrification, austerity and the eruption of Brexit, in this portrait of a rapidly changing London.
Documentary1985274 minsDirector: Claude Lanzmann
Claude Lanzmann's monumental chronicle of the Holocaust has been acclaimed by many as the greatest documentary ever made.
Comedy2019102 minsDirector: Hafsia Herzi
Leaving her cheating boyfriend Remi, Lila finds the break-up tough. And when Remi announces he will come to Bolivia to learn from his mistakes, things get even more complicated.
Documentary2019111 minsDirector: Eva Mulvad
Fearing the death penalty after their infidelity, a couple and their young child flee Iran and end up in bureaucratic limbo in this moving documentary.
Comedy201987 minsDirector: Sasie Sealy
A crafty Coen-esque black comedy about an elderly widow who inadvertently steals from the Chinese mob and subsequently takes on the gangs to secure her fortune.
Drama199598 minsDirector: Mathieu Kassovitz
Mathieu Kassovitz’s landmark mid-90s drama throws a cinematic Molotov cocktail at structural racism, police brutality and media manipulation.
Now in its 11th year, MyFrenchFilmFestival shines a spotlight on new generation French-language filmmakers and gives audiences around the world the chance to share their love of French cinema.
From actuality to direct cinema and the film essay, the documentary form is one of cinema’s pre-eminent mediums.
Most Popular Films of 2020
Lies, ties and samurais: the films that rang out from the last 12 months...
Promotional197616 mins Location: Cathays
A clarion call to potential investors: shots of all the city has to offer are rounded off with a direct appeal to the pocket by Labour Prime Minister and Cardiff MP, James Callaghan.
Documentary193618 mins Location: Farne Islands
The birdlife of Northumberland's Farne Islands comes under the spotlight in this pioneering documentary from the Secrets of Life nature series.
Documentary197324 mins Location: Sheffield
Sheffield stops smoking: the story of how a polluted industrial city became the cleanest in Europe
Public Information Filler19792 minsSilent
The Olympic champion heads a fondly-remembered public information film
Amateur film19633 minsSilent
Even a burglar can’t drag this family away from the telly - as he helps himself to their knick-knacks, their snacks and a quick smooch on the sofa
Amateur film197019 mins Location: Norwich
No need to queue, and nothing to pay. All you need is a good pair of eyes ... because ‘everywhere is a wildlife park’.
Most Popular Free 2020
Bevan, badgers and some very British goings on - your favourites from our collections…
Mark Kermode Online In 3D
Mark Kermode's hugely popular film discussion show is now available on BFI Player.
Let’s get physical! With over a century of exercise on film, this collection offers some high intensity viewing.