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Drama2020116 minsDirector: Lee Isaac Chung
Lee Isaac Chung's sweeping story of a Korean-American family in search of the American Dream, winner of two Sundance prizes and now nominated for six Academy Awards.
Biopic2020118 minsDirector: Francis Lee
Francis Lee follows up God’s Own Country with a film that is every bit as immersive, tactile and emotionally powerful, aided by the devastatingly good Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.
Drama201980 minsDirector: Samuel Van Grinsven
Sexual obsessions spiral dangerously out of control in this altogether different coming-of-age tale.
Documentary2019105 minsDirector: Pat Collins
Director Pat Collins’ sublime portrait of the renowned American folklorist and ethnologist, Henry Glassie, who has spent a half century documenting the artistic processes of traditional craftspeople.
Drama2021125 minsDirector: Shaka King
Daniel Kaluuya is electrifying as Fred Hampton, leader of the Chicago chapter of the Black Panther party, in Shaka King's visceral crime thriller and immersive slice of American history.
Drama202096 minsDirector: Francisco Márquez
There are echoes of Lucrecia Martel’s The Headless Woman in this gripping tale of class divisions and ethical responsibility in contemporary Argentina.
BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival Presents
The home of LGBTIQ+ rentals on BFI Player, showcasing favourites from the BFI Flare festival and the best in contemporary LGBTIQ+ cinema.
Best of BAFTA
A selection from the nominees and winners, past and present, honouring the world’s most inventive storytellers.
Woman with a Movie Camera
Great films incite, others vex, a few elate. From pre-war to the present day, these remarkable works by international women directors do all that and more.
Drama201990 minsDirector: Henry Blake
Blistering thriller of a teen groomed to work for a brutal, organised drugs network.
Horror2009104 minsDirector: Lars von Trier
After tragedy strikes, a couple retreat to a cabin in the woods in order to grieve. However, they find things go from bad to worse, in this brutal interrogation of nature from Lars von Trier.
Drama2014120 minsDirector: Ruben Östlund
On a family holiday to the French Alps, a couple see stress put on their marriage when, during a crisis, the father abandons his family.
Drama202089 minsDirector: Bassam Tariq
Bassam Tariq’s visceral directorial debut, co-written with Riz Ahmed, finds a British-Pakistani rapper’s life spiralling out of control when, on the cusp of success, he succumbs to a debilitating illness.
Drama198799 minsDirector: Gabriel Axel
Gabriel Axel’s Oscar-winning story of a Parisian chef who finds refuge in a Danish village; a magical film about the power of the senses.
Comedy200793 minsDirector: Roy Andersson
Washed out interiors provide the backdrop for a motley crew of characters: a stout depressive and her long-suffering husband; a young girl with a crush on a rock musician; couples with too much to say, or too little; a diligent tuba player...
A collection of the bold and the banned; causes célèbre and succès de scandale to incite, provoke and arouse.
Woman with a Movie Camera
Inspirational and diverse works of great cinema; all originating from women with a movie camera.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Dead by 37, openly bi-sexual, constantly controversial: Rainer Werner Fassbinder was arguably post-war Germany’s greatest filmmaker.
Nature and Science programme195414 minsSilent Location: Headingley
The metamorphosis of the eating machine which is the caterpillar, into an Emperor Moth, revealed in all its detail and presented in 15 minutes.
Amateur film19498 minsSilent
There's magical mayhem in the kitchen when the magician's wife makes use of a most unusual cooking utensil - her husband's magic wand.
Amateur film197626 minsSilent Location: Thompson Common
Critters and blossoms of all colours, in Norfolk, captured on Super 8 colour Kodachrome by amateur filmmaker and naturalist Dorothy Maxey.
Non-Fiction18980 minsSilent Location: Worthing
Brief but lively snatch of a game in progress
Amateur film197815 minsSilent Location: Chelsea
The Kings Road punks go on a day trip - to 10 Downing Street! - in this edition of Captain Zip's Video Trip.
Promotional195111 minsSilent Location: Little Chalfont
Joining the Countrywide Holiday Association after the war to keep fit brought Jo Peters another reward - a wife!
Every generation finds its own beat, and every scene has been caught on camera. This toe-tapping tour guides us through pop's glorious past.
Mischievous mermaids, murderous minors and military mayhem are among the highlights of this collection of long hard-to-see titles.
Black Eyes, Black Lives
A selection of exceptional shorts from filmmakers, curated by S.O.U.L Celebrate Connect founder Iyare Igiehon.