An epic romance set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution, David Lean’s Doctor Zhivago is one of cinema’s great love stories
A new compilation of archive shorts depicting how suffragettes were portrayed on the cinema screen while their battles were still being waged.
Starring Willem Dafoe, Abel Ferrara's latest film offers a kaleidoscopic view of the last day in the life of director Pier Paolo Pasolini
Voted the greatest documentary of all-time by Sight & Sound, Dziga Vertov's experimental classics returns to cinemas this summer
Chuck Workman's wonderfully entertaining and touching portrait of Orson Welles, examines the director's career and legacy
We mark the centenary of Orson Welles with a re-release of his classic film noir, the last film he directed in Hollywood
No. 4 in Sight & Sound’s Directors’ Poll of greatest films of all time, Federico Fellini's 8½ is an undisputed classic of world cinema awaiting discovery by a new generation of cinemagoers.
Robert Siodmak's fast-paced crime thriller, which anticipates the films of Martin Scorsese, returns to cinemas as part of a retrospective of his work.
Ridley Scott’s trail-blazing science-fiction classic returns to the big screen this April
Cukor's classic about a society wedding threatened by scandal is a highpoint of sophisticated Hollywood comedy, re-released as part of a celebration of the career of Katherine Hepburn.
One of the great movies about World War Two and the German Occupation, Louis Malle’s semi-autobiographical masterpiece returns to cinemas nationwide Jan – Feb 2015.
Eric Rohmer's Golden Lion winning drama returns to UK cinema screens as part of a BFI season celebrating his acclaimed body of work.
A re-release of Stanley Kubrick’s philosophically ambitious, technically innovative and visually stunning cinematic milestone to coincide with the BFI's Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder season
This dramatic reconstruction of two decisive naval battles from the Great War is one of the finest films of the British silent era, newly restored for the 58th BFI London Film Festival
André Singer's extraordinary new documentary about the filming of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps.
A re-release of Fritz Lang's classic psychological thriller to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of actor Peter Lorre
Exquisitely adapted from a novella by Rabindranath Tagore, this ravishing new restoration of Charulata does justice to its perfection.
A special compilation from the BFI National Archive recreating the glorious miscellany of comedies, dramas, travelogues and newsreels which would have constituted a typical night out in 1914.
We have a superb selection of new DVD releases available for booking over the next few months.
Regarded as the finest work from the first great era of Chinese filmmaking, Fei Mu’s quiet, piercingly poignant study of adulterous desire and guilt-ridden despair – now restored – is a remarkable rediscovery.
Marking the 20th anniversary of the death of DEREK JARMAN (January 1942 – February 1994), the following titles are available from March 2014 on DCP, newly remastered by the BFI National Archive.
Now beautifully restored by Lobster Films, A Farewell to Arms is released to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I.
Now digitally restored, the final film by the great Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu is one of his most touching works and, thanks to Yuharu Atsuta’s ravishing camerawork, one of his most beautiful.
A landmark of Italian neorealism often cited as one of the greatest films ever made, Rossellini’s portrait of life under the Nazi Occupation remains remarkable for its sheer immediacy, tension and power.
A war veteran and his lover plan the murder of her husband in Louis Malle’s groundbreaking film.
Now the beneficiary of a 4K digital restoration, David O Selznick’s production of Margaret Mitchell’s bestseller remains the pinnacle of polished Hollywood storytelling and craftsmanship.
Deborah Kerr stars in this chilling drama, regarded as one of the best psychological thrillers ever made.
Jean Cocteau’s much-loved Gothic fantasy La Belle et la Bête has been digitally restored to 4K to mark the 50th anniversary of the director’s death.
We have a superb selection of new DVD releases available for booking over the next few months and into 2014.
To celebrate Black History Month this October, the following films are available for cinema hire from the BFI.
Based on the remarkable true story of the foundling Kaspar Hauser, this
newly restored version remains one of the most eloquent and emotionally
affecting expressions of Werner Herzog's distinctive world view.
A new restoration of Werner Herzog’s extraordinary account of the quest for El Dorado.
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