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.
Gemma Arterton is luminous in this witty drama about a female copywriter during WWII.
Opens 21 April
Events and previews
Your chance to catch the latest releases, and hear from film and TV personalities.
A teen outcast at boarding school finds an unlikely ally in John Butler’s effortlessly charming tale of young friendship.
Poet Ted Wallace turns investigative sleuth after mysterious events at a country house.
Later re-written as Fatal Attraction, Diversion is the tale of a nightmarish one-night stand.
Film and TV seasons
Carefully curated collections of film and TV by genre, theme, actor or director.
Dead by 37, openly bi-sexual, constantly controversial: Rainer Werner Fassbinder was arguably post-war Germany’s greatest filmmaker.
This selection of distinguished wartime shorts and features embraces the everyday reality of a besieged and battered Britain.
Indian cinema is increasingly exploring the ‘Mindie’ (mainstream+indie) space with realistic yet entertaining films.
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.