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BFI Southbank

A four-screen cinema venue showing over 2,000 classic and contemporary films each year, with film seasons, director and actor retrospectives, and extended runs of cinema classics. View over 1000 hours of free film and TV in the Mediatheque, visit the library and film shop, and enjoy two of the South Bank’s best restaurant bars.

Season highlights

  • Orson Welles

    Orson Welles: The Great Disruptor

    Orson Welles’ passion for innovation spurred both his meteoric rise and his fall from grace.

  • The Long Good Friday

    London on Film

    The start of the BFI’s first retrospective of London on the big screen – one of the world’s great cinematic cities.

  • The Singing Detective

    Dennis Potter: Sex and Death

    Concluding our look at the complete canon of Dennis Potter we examine his often tortured views on sex and his relationship with death.

  • The Crow’s Egg

    London Indian Film Festival 2015

    In six years London Indian Film Festival has become Europe’s largest Indian cinema event.


All events

Events and previews

Your chance to catch the latest releases, and hear from film and TV personalities.

Extended runs

Plenty of chances for you to enjoy film classics, restorations and new releases.

  • The Long Good Friday

    The Long Good Friday

    As a precursor to our major London on Film season (July to October), we present a restoration of this iconic and influential London gangland thriller.
    19 June - 8 July

  • The Third Man

    The Third Man

    In Carol Reed’s careful hands, Graham Greene’s ‘entertainment’ (now newly restored) became one of the most highly rated and best loved British films ever made.
    26 June - 9 July

  • Touch Of Evil

    Touch Of Evil

    Murder and madness, sex and violence… Welles’ noir masterpiece has them all.
    10 July - 20 Aug

  • Bicycle Thieves

    Bicycle Thieves

    De Sica’s landmark of postwar neo-realism is a simple yet powerful and rich story.
    14 - 27 Aug

  • L’eclisse

    L’eclisse

    Antonioni's stylish film about troubled relationships in an alienating world is a landmark of modern cinema.
    28 Aug - (continues September)

In the Studio

More recent releases that you ought to see.

  • The Wonders

    The Wonders

    The lives of a family in rural Italy are chaged when they consider entering a TV competition.
    17 - 30 Jul

  • Iris

    Iris

    Fashion icon Iris Apfel is captured by the legendary Albert Maysles in this fascinating documentary.
    31 Jul (continues in Aug)

  • The Look of Silence

    The Look of Silence

    The award-winning companion piece to The Act of Killing focuses on an optometrist and his customers.
    21 Aug (continues in Sep)

  • Love & Mercy

    Love & Mercy

    A refreshingly unconventional biopic on The Beach Boys' troubled genius, Brian Wilson.
    28 Aug (continues in Sep)

All regular strands

Regular strands

Monthly screenings of experimental, archive, family, international and LGBT content.

More at BFI Southbank

  • BFI Shop

    BFI Shop

    Film and TV-related books, DVDs and gifts at BFI Southbank and online.

  • The BFI Reuben Library

    The BFI Reuben Library

    We provide free access to a huge collection of books, journals and documents about the world of film and television.

  • BFI Mediatheque

    BFI Mediatheque

    At BFI Southbank’s Mediatheque you can explore the riches of the BFI National Archive, for free.

  • Food and drink

    Food and drink

    Two great places to lounge, eat and drink when you visit.


BFI Southbank calendar

Programme changes
Updates to the printed BFI Southbank Guide.

What's your favourite summer holidays film?

Cast your vote in our new Audience Choice screening.

We'll play the film that gets the most votes in NFT1 on Sun 16 August.

Vote now!


BFI Membership

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Digital BFI Southbank Guide

July 2015 Guide
August 2015 Guide


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