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Drama2018105 minsDirector: Paul Dano
Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal play a couple on the rocks in Paul Dano’s directorial debut, an elegant 1950s-set melodrama.
Minding the Gap
Documentary201894 minsDirector: Bing Liu
Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.
Drama2018133 minsDirector: Christophe Honoré
A gay couple overcomes the odds in Christophe Honoré's mature and deeply emotional reflection on love and loss.
Drama2017154 minsDirector: Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh orchestrates a superb ensemble cast in this rousing tale of working class uprising and its violent suppression in Manchester in 1819.
Drama201899 minsDirector: Camille Vidal-Naquet
The daily misfortunes of a lonesome rent boy are laid bare in this tough but tender portrait of life on the fringes of society.
Drama2013117 minsDirector: James Gray
Marion Cotillard plays a Polish immigrant struggling to survive in 1920s New York, in this acclaimed drama from James Gray (We Own the Night).
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.
Based on the Book…
Literature has inspired some of the greatest films ever made.
Women 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.
Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon
Biopic199887 minsDirector: John Maybury
Derek Jacobi and Daniel Craig star as artist Francis Bacon and his muse George Dyer in John Maybury’s darkly exquisite biopic.
The Propaganda Game
Documentary201594 minsDirector: Álvaro Longoria
Spanish documentary filmmaker Álvaro Longoria is our guide around the most secretive state on earth – North Korea.
Comedy1989103 minsDirector: Michael Lehmann
Winona Ryder and Christian Slater star in the endlessly quotable cult black comedy that subverted expectations of teen movies forever.
Tetsuo: The Iron Man
Fantasy198867 minsDirector: Shinya Tsukamoto
Shinya Tsukamoto's wild cyberpunk tale of a businessman's agonising transformation into a walking scrap heap is a jaggedly dehumanised vision of the future.
Through a Boy's Eyes
Anthology201877 minsDirector: Damiá Serra Cauchetiez
In this selection of award-winning short films, witness the struggles and celebrations seen through the eyes of boys not only becoming men, but becoming attracted to them..
Sex comedy2008116 minsDirector: Anna Biller
Anna Biller's outrageous sexploitation satire follows bored housewife Barbi as she searches for adventure in predatory 1970s Los Angeles.
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.
Tales of war and want, nerve and desire, flavoured with wit and rhythm from some of the greatest filmmakers ever assembled.
Few genres stretch like science fiction, a marketplace for idle prediction, utopia, apocalypse and wonder.
One of the most disturbing public safety films depicts six children being picked off one-by-one by deadly farming machinery.
Leamington Spa Race Relations
News19714 mins Location: Royal Leamington Spa
A 1971 race relations report claimed that Leamington Spa was way ahead in its dealings with issues arising from migrants settling in the town.
The Homecoming: A Short Film about Ajamu
Drama-documentary199517 mins Location: Brixton
Queer activist and artist Ajamu prepares to leave Brixton for an exhibition of his work in his hometown, Huddersfield
What's a Girl Like You ...
Documentary196952 minsSilent Location: Vauxhall
Scintillating look at the 1960s drag renaissance, with a visit to London's Royal Vauxhall Tavern.
Peacocks and Tragopans
Nature and Science programme197011 mins Location: Great Witchingham
Norfolk’s Ornamental Pheasant Trust are devoted to preserving and breeding the world’s rarest and most beautiful pheasants.
Lads of the Village
Humour and adventure as the returning heroes of an English village recount their exploits in the Mesopotamian war.
Five short films available for free online throughout BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival, in partnership with the British Council.
This colourful and challenging collection explores screen representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lives over the past century.
Born Digital: First Cuts
Eleven innovative short films about the digital experience, commissioned by the BFI, BBC Four and BBC Arts to mark the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web in 2019.