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Drama201976 minsDirector: Quentin Dupieux
One man’s love for his designer jacket escalates to dangerous heights in what might just be the strangest serial killer film ever made.
Comedy2020117 minsDirector: Thomas Vinterberg
Mads Mikkelsen reunites with Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt) in this spirited and thought-provoking drama that asks if a regular tipple is the key to unlocking the best version of yourself.
Documentary202181 minsDirector: Sue Carpenter
An inspirational story of rebellion, courage and hope as Belmaya, a young Dalit woman in Nepal, silenced and subjugated for most of her life, takes up the movie camera to tell her story.
Drama2019140 minsDirector: Karim Aïnouz
A deserving winner of Cannes’ Un Certain Regard prize, this sumptuous tale of two sisters cruelly separated by family and fate makes for deeply moving drama.
Drama202097 minsDirector: Harry Macqueen
Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci shine as a long-term couple dealing with the onset of illness in this warm and tender drama.
Drama202176 minsDirector: Darragh Carey
Affluent YouTuber Leah is drawn to shy youth Benji as the subject for her Brixton documentary, but her desire for edgy footage leads them both down a dangerous path.
Showcasing the best of Black culture in film and TV history.
Edgar Wright's London After Dark
The director selects the titles that helped inspire his latest film.
BFI London Film Festival Presents
A place to meet the world's top films and their creators, the BFI London Film Festival represents global cinema at its deep, diverse best.
Documentary202072 minsDirector: Elizabeth Lo
A soulful new voice emerges in Elizabeth Lo’s evocative award-winning debut documentary, which details life on the streets of Istanbul from the perspective of the city’s stray dogs.
Documentary2020106 minsDirector: Sam Pollard
Sam Pollard's resonant exploration of the US government's surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Documentary201191 minsDirector: Carol Morley
The power of kinship is explored in Carol Morley’s drama-documentary, drawn from real life and resonant with the way we live now.
Drama202090 minsDirector: Aleem Khan
In this knockout feature debut from BAFTA-nominated short filmmaker Aleem Khan, Joanna Scanlan is superb as a woman left reeling upon discovering her late husband’s secrets.
Drama201890 minsDirector: Andrew Bujalski
Andrew Bujalski serves up a big-hearted comedy with his day-in-the-life look at Double Whammies – a Hooters-style bar and its tight-knit, all-female staff.
Drama201683 minsDirector: Joseph A. Adesunloye
A young mixed heritage man confronts the psychological complexities of his identity in this essential, truly cinematic discovery for anyone interested in Black British cinema.
BFI London Film Festival
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Black History Month
Consider these films as milestones on a long and winding road.
3 You Must See
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3 of the best from the world's greatest filmmakers, themes and cinematic movements.
197615 minsSilent Location: Armley
Days of heaven for two young friends in the idyllic wilds of Armley, Leeds.
The radical activist discusses anti-Vietnam protests, violence and the true nature of international power
A fascinating glimpse into the world of the Ellesmere Island Inuit. Footage from the Haig-Thomas Arctic Expedition 1937-1938
Industry sponsored film196717 mins
Tasteful promo for the tasty black stuff.
Startlingly beautiful time-lapse photography of the gardener’s nemesis – the dandelion – and finally, a solution?
A magical realism short about a young Nigerian-British woman who's forced to deal with her identity crises when a mysterious old lady squats on her chest.
Black Britain on Film
Striking, illuminating and sometimes surprising images of black culture, community and characters, spanning over a century of British film and TV.
The Story of British Animation
To accompany an important new BFI book, we chart this extraordinarily fertile area of British film.
Football on Film
Football and film: two giants of 20th century spectacle. Born just a few years apart, film and the professional game have grown up together, as this fascinating collection shows.