Rentals

Backed by BFI

From the Free Cinema movement to today’s Lottery Film Fund, this collection is a selection of titles made by outstanding talent, and supported by UK public money.

British filmmakers have been supported by the BFI for over 60 years. The results have been distinct, engaging, diverse and original. This channel highlights some of them, from the early works of modern masters to the first films of an emerging generation. What unites them is an instinct to astonish.

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Beast
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Beast

Drama2017106 minsDirector: Michael Pearce

The hunt for a Jersey serial killer sparks a dangerous awakening in a young woman in this astonishing psycho-sexual thriller, which sets all the senses aflame.

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Possum

Horror201785 minsDirector: Matthew Holness

"Can you spy him deep within? Little Possum. Black as sin." The reliably deranged Sean Harris is plagued by an evil puppet in this dark, brooding fable from Matthew Holness.

The Man from Mo'Wax
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The Man from Mo'Wax

Documentary2017116 minsDirector: Matthew Jones

The exhilarating, no holds-barred story of Mo'Wax records founder James Lavelle, one of the most enigmatic yet influential figures in British music culture.

Apostasy
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Apostasy

Drama201795 minsDirector: Dan Kokotajlo

A deeply religious family must decide whether to stick by their relation or abandon her, in this striking debut from Daniel Kokotajlo - a prizewinner at BFI London Film Festival 2017.

An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn
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An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn

Comedy2017108 minsDirector: Jim Hosking

Lulu Danger's (Aubrey Plaza) unsatisfying marriage takes a turn for the worse when a former lover comes to town in this strange and surreal comedy.

Lean on Pete
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Lean on Pete

Drama2017122 minsDirector: Andrew Haigh

The ravishing fourth feature from Andrew Haigh (45 Years, Weekend) sees a boy and a horse embark on a Huckleberry Finn-esque journey across America in search of home.

You Were Never Really Here
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You Were Never Really Here

Thriller201790 minsDirector: Lynne Ramsay

Lynne Ramsay journeys with Joaquin Phoenix into the mind of an ex-soldier gun-for-hire whose own demons are as brutal as the actions of his adversaries.

Journeyman
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Journeyman

Drama201692 minsDirector: Paddy Considine

Paddy Considine directs and stars with Jodie Whittaker in this emotional knockout - the story of a boxer rebuilding his life after a near-fatal injury.

Early Man
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Early Man

Animation & Artists Moving Image201889 minsDirector: Nick Park

In Aardman’s latest animated adventure, Caveman Dug and his pet hog, Hognog, must unite their tribe if they're are to survive the threat of pompous tyrant Lord Nooth.

God's Own Country
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God's Own Country

Drama2017105 minsDirector: Francis Lee

A troubled young sheep farmer falls for a hired hand in this stunning debut from Francis Lee.

Dark River
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Dark River

Drama201689 minsDirector: Clio Barnard

Clio Barnard follows The Selfish Giant and The Arbor with this searing and eloquent Yorkshire-set drama exploring the fragility of familial relationships.

Lady Macbeth
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Lady Macbeth

Period drama201689 minsDirector: William Oldroyd

Florence Pugh shines in this exceptional British debut of a young wife's need for freedom, whatever the cost.

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Features
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Features

21st Century British Cinema is in rude health. Internationally acclaimed, with success at festivals and the box office, the BFI is proud to support the breathtaking range of the UK’s filmmaking talent.

Shorts
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Shorts

Skill and vision fuel the best short films, as these early experiments from revered directors illustrate.

Documentaries
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Documentaries

Fresh perspectives on familiar themes give a new relevance, as proven by our choice of the best in modern documentaries.