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Death Was a Passenger
A chance meeting on a train brings back memories of a wartime escape.
War 1958 18 mins
This neat short film takes place entirely on board trains, recounting in flashback a World War II airman's close call with a Nazi officer as he tries to escape occupied France. Director Theodore Zichy, here just 'Zichy', was better known as an eccentric photographer obsessed with women's feet who also dabbled in racing Bugattis and film acting.
Romance of Rail
The Kiss in the Tunnel
Comedy 1899 2 mins Silent
The earliest film kiss held by the BFI National Archive is this stolen smooch aboard a steam train, an important example of Victorian film.
A4s at Haymarket
Amateur film 1963 17 mins Silent Location: Haymarket Sta
Watch these once mighty streamliners still hard at work in steam's twilight years
1955 17 mins Location: Brighton
Kids face the closure of their Brighton playground but fight back to reclaim it, with a little help from the iconic Volks Railway
The Gold Express
Crime 1955 58 mins
Claustrophobic train-set comedy-thriller with a gang of crooks intent on stealing a gold shipment on a Scotland to London express.
Kate Plus Ten
Crime 1938 80 mins
Laughs and thrills come thick and fast in this Edgar Wallace comedy-thriller with a hair-raising car versus train chase.
NYMR News No. 1
Non-Fiction 1973 4 mins Location: Pickering
No money incentives required for the dedicated volunteers bringing the defunct Whitby to Pickering up to speed for re-opening, and for the arrival of the iconic Flying Scotsman.
A Normal Girl
Documentary 2018 14 mins
Pidgeon Pagonis, a lead activist and educator from the intersex community, crusades for body autonomy and the freedom to choose one’s own path.
Carlito se va para siempre
Drama 2018 8 mins
A young man makes the big decision to leave his village in order to be united with his lover.
Comedy 2018 9 mins
Whilst at the hair salon, Amma wonders if it is time for her to finally speak up.
Drama 2018 15 mins
An evocative tale of coming out and clothing on the way to the gender clinic.
Drama 2018 4 mins
Against the backdrop of a high-rise housing estate, two young men connect.
BFI Flare on BFI Player - Trailer 2019
Promotional 2019 1 mins
Showcasing favourites from the BFI Flare festival as well as the best in classic and contemporary LGBTQ+ cinema