A new restoration of Werner Herzog’s extraordinary account of the quest for El Dorado.
Arguably the very greatest of Rossellini's films, this piercing study of a marriage on the rocks is also one of the cinema's most miraculous love stories.
A handsome, enigmatic stranger (Terence Stamp) arrives at a bourgeois household in Milan and seduces each family member in turn.
An old-style gangster (Lee Marvin), more sinned against than sinning, takes violent revenge on those who betrayed him.
A beautiful new restoration of Pasolini's masterpiece in which Christ is portrayed as a peasant outcast fuelled by social injustice. The use of music - from Bach to Billie Holliday - is highly inventive and profoundly moving.
George Stevens' adaptation of Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy, widely regarded as one of postwar Hollywood's most affecting and genuinely adult love stories.
Now newly restored, Max Ophuls' searing study of fateful passion was described by Andrew Sarris as "the most perfect film ever made".
A mouth-watering Christmas treat, BABETTE’S FEAST is re-released on 14 December in a beautiful new digital transfer.
This award-winning collection of four of John Krish's finest achievements finds him dealing with a Britain in transition.
The sex lives of the upper classes come under scrutiny in this sophisticated melodrama, a tour de force of late silent cinema starring Miles Mander and Madeleine Carroll.
Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece of modern horror is widely considered to be the most terrifying movie of all time. Previews available for Halloween.
Robert Hamer's skilful mix of noir thriller and vivid social tapestry is rightly acclaimed as one of the finest -and frankest- films made in and about postwar Britain.
Having begun his filmmaking career with the groundbreaking Citizen Kane, Orson Welles conjured up, in the last decade of his life, another hugely innovative masterpiece.
London – The Modern Babylon is legendary director Julien Temple’s epic time-travelling voyage to the heart of his hometown.
This fascinating 5-hour-plus collection of entertaining short dramas, humorous trade films, perceptive documentaries and archival newsreel items is an essential history of the British boozer on film.
The BFI would like to offer you a 4-minute archival short – edited highlights of the 1908 Olympic Games in London – to play on any plasma screens you may have in your cinema foyers or other public spaces. The BFI can supply the film free of charge on standard DVD, QuickTime or MPEG 2.
The following titles will be available for booking from November 2012 as silent DCPs. Information and advice on live musical accompaniment available on request. (NB: The Lodger is released on 10 August with new score by Nitin Sawhney.)
This classic ‘tale of the London fog’ has long been recognised, not least by its director, as ‘the first true Hitchcock movie’.
Restored to reveal once more its remarkable use of colour and electronic soundtrack, Antonioni’s study of a woman faltering in a rapidly changing environment was an influential landmark in the development of a modern cinema
Carné's newly restored classic of 'poetic realism' gave Gabin one of his most memorably iconic roles as an army deserter on the run, in this marvellously moody thriller.
One of the most enjoyable movies Hollywood made about itself, this warts-and-all portrait of a ruthlessly ambitious producer is also, one suspects, among the most truthful.
For many this adaptation of Kaj Munk's play about tensions within a Jutland farming family is the very greatest of all Dreyer's masterpieces, as suspenseful as it's emotionally devastating.
‘I shall never forget the weekend Laura died…’ So begins Preminger’s masterpiece.
Jean Vigo’s only full-length feature satisfies on so many levels, it’s no surprise it’s widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made.
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