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Drama2021117 minsDirector: Pablo Larraín
Pablo Larraín's sublime ‘fable from a true story’ imagines a Christmas weekend at Sandringham in the early 1990s, as an unhappy Princess Diana contemplates saying ‘no’.
Documentary202195 minsDirector: Jamila Wignot
An immersive profile of ground-breaking and influential choreographer and founder of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Drama202095 minsDirector: Philip Baranttini
An emotionally scarred London chef (Stephen Graham) struggles to keep it together in this formally extraordinary and beautifully acted single-take thriller.
Drama2021104 minsDirector: Eva Husson
In this beautiful adaptation of Graham Swift’s novel, starring Josh O’Connor and Odessa Young, a writer has a creative awakening steeped in books, love and loss.
Drama201991 minsDirector: Laurent Micheli
Tender exploration of family relationships and identity as Lola, a young transgender girl, embarks on a journey with her estranged father to scatter her mother’s ashes.
Drama2021179 minsDirector: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Inspired by Haruki Murakami’s short story, Ryusuke Hamaguchi takes us on an unpredictable and self-revelatory journey in this serene yet riveting drama.
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Non-Fiction192487 minsDirector: J.B.L. Noel
Premiere. A breathtaking and poignant account of the valiant 1924 British assault on the awe-inspiring peak, beautifully restored by the BFI.
Comedy202083 minsDirector: Ryan Hooper
Michael Smiley plays a criminal hiding out at the quietest toll booth in Wales, in this irresistibly clever and darkly-comic crime caper.
Drama2019169 minsDirector: Vaclav Marhoul
Based on Jerzy Kosiński’s 1965 novel and a long time in the making, Václav Marhoul’s extraordinary The Painted Bird finds a lone Jewish boy on a dark odyssey towards home during wartime.
Drama202099 minsDirector: Kamir Aïnouz
Selma, 17, grows up in a bourgeois and secular Berber family. After meeting Julien, the dashing young man she's attracted to, she realises for the first time how restrictive the rules of her patriarchal family are.
War1982123 minsDirector: Nagisa Oshima
An unflinching study of brutality and resistance, fear and desire in a Japanese WWII POW camp, directed with verve by Oshima and starring David Bowie, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Tom Conti.
Drama202090 minsDirector: Aleem Khan
In this knockout feature debut from filmmaker Aleem Khan, Joanna Scanlan is superb as a woman left reeling upon discovering her late husband’s secrets. Winner of six BIFAs.
Now in its 12th year, MyFrenchFilmFestival shines a spotlight on a new generation of French-language filmmakers and gives audiences around the world the chance to share their love of French cinema.
To the Ends of the Earth
Journey across the planet’s most challenging terrain in this ode to exploration and endurance.
Our online tribute to a leading figure of the nouvelle vague.
Government sponsored film19405 mins
Grumpy Grandma is put in her place during wartime food demonstration
Documentary198426 mins Location: Plymouth
A look at the furore caused by the first day of the January sales in Dingles Department Store.
Compelling travel feature edited from footage of the 1925-26 Worsley Algarsson Arctic expedition.
Amateur film19462 minsSilent Location: Clacton-On-Sea
With war over, Butlin's was back in business. Happy campers were keen for a taste of fresh air and exercise - with all ages, shapes and sizes limbering up and letting their hair down!
Instructional film/TV programme19429 mins
Healthy eating advice goes down easy in this fun public information film.
Animation & Artists Moving Image196710 mins
What the Devil made you start smoking?
To the Ends of the Earth
Journey across the planet’s most challenging terrain in this ode to exploration and endurance on film.
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The most popular free films that caught your imagination in 2021.
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Film has the power to change lives – and even save them. No surprise, then, that moving images have played an important role in one of the world’s greatest public health services.