A four-screen cinema venue showing a huge selection of classic and contemporary films each year, with new and re-releases, film seasons, and director and actor retrospectives.
A man is shipwrecked on a beautiful deserted island in this dialogue-free animation from Studio Ghibli.
Opens 26 May
Events and previews
Your chance to catch the latest releases, and hear from film and TV personalities.
Jonathan Meades – writer, architectural critic and Britain’s greatest TV essayist – joins us after a screening of his work.
In this provocative documentary film an actor poses as a teacher to question refugees and asylum seekers.
A tightly woven, Australian-set thriller inspired by an infamous real-life case of abduction.
Film and TV seasons
Carefully curated collections of film and TV by genre, theme, actor or director.
Part two of this survey shows post-war Germany’s most provocative filmmaker at the height of his powers.
In the second part of our season, women directors and actors come to the fore.
The art of song picturisation in film is India’s thrilling gift to world cinema.
The latest cinema releases and key classics – many newly restored.
25 and under
Two great places to lounge, eat and drink when you visit.
Film and TV-related books, DVDs and gifts at BFI Southbank and online.
We provide free access to a huge collection of books, journals and documents about the world of film and television.
At BFI Southbank’s Mediatheque you can explore the riches of the BFI National Archive, for free.