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Comedy2023103 minsDirector: Christian Petzold
Self-important novelist Leon holidays as a forest fire rages nearby, in Christian Petzold’s humorous take on finding meaning in our lives against a backdrop of existential peril.
Drama202299 minsDirector: Welby Ings
New Zealand filmmaker Welby Ings’ powerful film is a beautifully shot and moving story about finding queer love and identity in the face of overwhelming odds.
Documentary202387 minsDirector: Ella Glendining
Highlighting the importance of being seen, Ella Glendining invites us on a personal journey as she sets out to find others with the same rare disability as herself.
Drama2022106 minsDirector: Carol Morley
Monica Dolan and Kelly Macdonald star in Carol Morley's darkly humorous portrait of a forgotten artist.
Documentary202394 minsDirector: Mstyslav Chernov
Vivid and harrowing account of life under siege, Ukrainian journalists try to fulfil their mission to capture what later become defining images of the atrocities of the 2022 Russian invasion.
Drama202396 minsDirector: Oliver Parker
Michael Caine and the late Glenda Jackson deliver superb performances in this heart-warming story of a war veteran’s escape from his care home to join the 70th anniversary of the D-day landings in Normandy.
Best of BFI London Film Festival
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.
Sight and Sound Poll
Meet the elite: hand-picked highlights from the 2022 Sight and Sound 250 Greatest Films of All Time Poll.
Powell + Pressburger
Powell and Pressburger produced a body of work at once daringly subversive, breathtakingly inventive and passionately romantic.
Comedy202390 minsDirector: Charlotte Regan
A gorgeous and colourful heart-warming gem from Charlotte Regan, one of the best new voices in British film.
Drama2022123 minsDirector: Koji Fukada
A couple find their relationship in a precarious state following a tragedy, in Kōji Fukada’s subtle portrait of the frailty of human relationships.
Drama2022110 minsDirector: Dionne Edwards
One dress changes everything for a family in Dionne Edwards’ brilliant debut. Defiant, uplifting and with music at its core.
Drama2022138 minsDirector: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Denis Ménochet (Peter von Kant) stars as a small-town farmer whose idyllic lifestyle turns into a living nightmare, in this rivetingly structured, slow-burn thriller.
Science Fiction202279 minsDirector: Andrew Legge
Two sisters in WWII Britain invent a machine that can decode TV broadcasts from the future, in this irresistible found-footage sci-fi that buzzes with timeless ingenuity.
Documentary202290 minsDirector: Edward Lovelace
Edward Lovelace explores the power of communication and community with this rapturous portrait of a young deaf Kurdish boy.
From established classics to new discoveries, from the mainstream to the bizarre, we celebrate the breadth and diversity of British cinema.
3 You Must See
Your time is precious, so we've done some of the hard work for you.
3 of the best from the world's greatest filmmakers, themes and cinematic movements.
BFI London Film Festival
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Drama196312 mins Location: Westminster
An early classic of Black British cinema about the intriguing social dynamics that arise as a ten shilling note is passed around the black community.
Discover the 'name behind the hairstyle', in this essential portrait of the bard of Salford, aka John Cooper Clarke.
Amateur film19574 minsSilent Location: Shadwell
A time when Guy Fawkes Night was a family affair with a bonfire in the back garden, complete with baked potatoes, and small firework displays to delight the children.
After your strenuous workout at the tennis club, you need a Babycham
Documentary195317 minsSilent Location: St Ives
A poetic portrait of sculptor Barbara Hepworth and the otherworldly Cornish landscapes which inspired her.
Amateur film196814 mins Location: Madingley
An ode of remembrance in honour of the casualties of the two World Wars, by amateur filmmaker Mr Herbert Gregory of Holland-On-Sea.
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.
South Asian Britain on Film
Discover a rich history reaching back over a century as we celebrate South Asian communities and culture across Britain.
Cricket on Film
When cricket is played, it seems as if summer will never end. And when cricket is filmed, summer can last for ever.