A streaming selection as part of our celebration of the great British filmmaker.
A British auteur and a BFI Fellow, Mike Leigh is one of the UK’s greatest filmmakers. He makes films on his terms; shrouding his rehearsal process, shooting in secrecy and working with the best talent the UK can provide, both in front of and behind the camera. Having worked across theatre, TV and film, Leigh continues to win global awards and acclaim.
Drama1990103 minsDirector: Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh’s hilarious yet tragic domestic portrait features a dazzling ensemble performance and remains a potent, true-to-life story, and one of the celebrated director’s most admired and affecting films.
Drama1988112 minsDirector: Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh’s bittersweet comedy tells the story of Cyril (Philip Davis), an idealist who despairs at the societal changes of Thatcher’s Britain.
Drama1971111 minsDirector: Mike Leigh
Sylvia (Anne Raitt) leads a quiet life caring for her sister Hilda (Sarah Stephenson) who has complex care needs in Mike Leigh's deeply affecting debut feature film.
Drama2004120 minsDirector: Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh’s acclaimed story of a selfless woman who performs unlawful abortions in 1950s Britain; both an affecting drama and vital social history.