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Comedy201890 minsDirector: Jim Cummings
Following the death of his mother, an emotionally unstable cop sees his life slowly unravel in this extraordinary tragicomedy.
Science Fiction2018113 minsDirector: Claire Denis
The messiness of sex, the mysteries of birth and the moving spectacle of devoted parenting in the face of impending oblivion create a potent atmosphere in Claire Denis’ English-language debut.
Drama2018124 minsDirector: Christiaan Olwagen
A Boy George-obsessed smalltown boy joins the South African Defence Force army choir, in this quirky Apartheid-era musical drama.
Drama2018101 minsDirector: Tom Harper
This delightful and infectiously joyous film finds a young woman balancing her dreams of being a country music star with the responsibilities of motherhood.
Drama2018120 minsDirector: Joanna Hogg
Winner of Sundance 2019's Grand Jury Prize, The Souvenir is the compelling, semi-autobiographical drama from acclaimed writer-director Joanna Hogg.
Drama2018101 minsDirector: Brian Welsh
Best mates Johnno and Spanner head out for one last night of raving together before Johnno’s family move away, in this bittersweet coming-of-age ode to '90s subculture.
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.
It's... Monty Python
Celebrating half a century of absurdity, songs, jokes and genius, from Britain’s best-loved comedic sextet.
BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival Presents
The home of LGBTQ+ rentals on BFI Player, showcasing favourites from the BFI Flare festival and the best in contemporary LGBTQ+ cinema.
Documentary201896 minsDirector: Ashley Joiner
Celebratory yet reflective documentary charting the LGBTQ+ movement's momentous journey towards equality.
Horror2001119 minsDirector: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Kiyoshi Kurosawa's dark and apocalyptic J-Horror foretells how technology serves to isolate us as it grows more important to our lives.
Documentary201779 minsDirector: Paul Wright
A folk horror wrapped up in an archive film, set to a soundtrack by Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp).
Science Fiction198891 minsDirector: Vincent Ward
A group of medieval English villagers find themselves transported to '80s New Zealand, in Vincent Ward's startling fusion of period fantasy and time-travel science fiction.
Drama197571 minsDirector: Miklós Jancsó
Miklós Jancsó's beautifully shot, intricately choreographed reworking of the ancient Greek myth is a searing exposé of oppression and the abuse of power.
Animation & Artists Moving Image196880 minsDirector: Sergei Paradjanov
The film that Martin Scorsese compared to ‘opening a door and walking into another dimension, where time has stopped and beauty has been unleashed’.
BFI London Film Festival
BFI Player is the home of BFI London Film Festival all year round. And with Subscription you now have a festival pass - allowing unlimited screenings of favourites from festivals past.
BFI Flare LGBTQ+
Here are the pioneers, the iconoclasts, the brave - from landmark LGBTQ+ portraits to the next generation of queer classics from the BFI Flare festival.
From actuality to direct cinema and the film essay, the documentary form is one of cinema’s pre-eminent mediums.
Documentary197825 mins Location: Norwich
A fascinating insight into the early work of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia 6 years after it's foundation by Professor Hubert H. Lamb in 1972.
Non-Fiction19263 minsSilent Location: London
Smithfield Market is barricaded and Hyde Park turned into a milk depot, as London tries to cope with the 1926 General Strike.
Documentary197329 mins Location: Euston Sta
In Covent Garden, Notting Hill and Tolmers Square in London, campaigners challenge property developers' plans
Sport19221 minsSilent Location: Cardiff/Caerdydd
The English Rugby team are overpowered by a dominant Welsh team at Cardiff Arms Park.
Key figures behind the clash between the government and the National Union of Mineworkers speak
A risqué music hall ditty uncovers the pioneering gender-bending ways of 1930s young things
Commercial Break: British Advertising on Screen
Few films capture our hopes, fears and desires in such a compact expressive form as the screen advertisement.
London's Bridges on Film
A special selection of films capturing a century of life along the Thames and the iconic structures spanning it, to mark the launch of Illuminated River, a major new public art commission.
Capturing the beauty and brutality, the magic and madness of rural Britain.
Immerse yourself in the films featured in Paul Wright's captivating archive odyssey.