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If Beale Street Could Talk
Drama2018119 minsDirector: Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins follows his Oscar®-winning Moonlight with an audacious, distinctive and assured adaptation of James Baldwin’s account of love, injustice and racism in America.
Drama2018130 minsDirector: Peter Farrelly
Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen star in the triple Oscar®-winning comic roadmovie, about the unlikely friendship between an acclaimed pianist and his bouncer.
Drama2018115 minsDirector: Joel Edgerton
Joel Edgerton directs this piercing drama about a young man enrolled in a gay conversion therapy program, based on the heartbreaking memoir by Garrard Conley.
Thriller201894 minsDirector: Mélanie Laurent
Ben Foster and Elle Fanning play fugitives on the run from a criminal gang, in this gritty crime thriller from the creator of True Detective.
Thriller2018121 minsDirector: Karyn Kusama
Nicole Kidman is astonishing – and almost unrecognisable – as a jaded police detective haunted by her past in Karyn Kusama’s brooding thriller.
Stan & Ollie
Biopic201898 minsDirector: Jon S. Baird
Steve Coogan and John C Reilly give delightfully bang-on-target performances as comedy’s most famous double act as they enter their twilight years.
On the Basis of Sex
Biopic2018120 minsDirector: Mimi Leder
Defiant dramatisation of the early career of future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as she faces adversity and numerous obstacles as a struggling attorney and new mother.
Thriller2018148 minsDirector: Lee Chang-dong
Lee Chang-dong (Poetry) returns with this spellbinding, richly complex thriller about obsession, class conflict and suppressed male rage.
War1979141 minsDirector: Francis Ford Coppola
Transplanting Joseph Conrad’s colonial-era novel Heart of Darkness to Vietnam, Coppola created a mesmerising fantasia on the spectacle of war.
Comedy201795 minsDirector: Toby Macdonald
Charmingly idiosyncratic comedy reworking of Cyrano de Bergerac, with Alex Lawther as a boarder who helps the school hero woo a French teacher's daughter despite being besotted with her himself.
Ash Is Purest White
Drama2018136 minsDirector: Jia Zhangke
Heartbreak and resilience fuel Jia Zhangke's quietly epic saga, in which one woman’s fortitude and knack for crime carry her through a rapidly changing China.
Mary Queen of Scots
Period drama2018124 minsDirector: Josie Rourke
Saoirse Ronan is Mary Stuart, facing off against Margot Robbie's Elizabeth I in this striking, feminist take on 16th-century history.
Drama2018121 minsDirector: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Hirokazu Koreeda's modern masterpiece is dark yet touching account of an unorthodox family that relies on shoplifting to make ends meet.
A Private War
Drama2018110 minsDirector: Matthew Heineman
Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, City of Ghosts) makes a striking dramatic debut with this pulse-racing biopic of The Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike), killed in 2012 whilst reporting from Syria.
Drama201895 minsDirector: Georgia Parris
Modern dance is an evocative narrative tool in Georgia Parris’ debut, which investigates a young woman’s identity and the complex relationship she has with her mother and sister.
Biopic2017112 minsDirector: Wash Westmoreland
This witty, Belle Époque-era biopic stars Keira Knightley and Dominic West as literary couple Colette and Willy, whose relationship rewrote social and gender rules.
Comedy201881 minsDirector: Annemarie van de Mond
Effortlessly charming romantic comedy about two young men from mixed backgrounds who fall in love... and their clashes with their overbearing mothers.
We the Animals
Drama201893 minsDirector: Jeremiah Zagar
Sensitive and increasingly different from his hyper-masculine brothers, a young boy faces the truth of his own desires.
To mark this year's Refugee Week, BFI and Counterpoints Arts have compiled a collection of films that explore refugee experiences in the past and present and across different parts of the world.
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.
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.