Updated: 21 January

January programme

We're delighted to announce the following screenings:
The 400 Blows
From Fri 7 Jan p14
This film has a PG certificate.
Fri 21 Jan 20:45 NFT2; Sat 22 Jan 20:35 Studio; Sun 23 Jan 13:00 Studio; Mon 24 Jan 18:05 Studio; Wed 26 Jan 20:45 NFT1; Thu 27 Jan 20:50 Studio

In addition to the preview of Boiling Point on 8 Dec, we're delighted to announce the following screenings:
Boiling Point
Fri 21 Jan 18:10 Studio; Tue 25 Jan 21:00 Studio; Wed 26 Jan 20:40 Studio; Fri 28 Jan 21:00 Studio; Tue 1 Feb 20:55 Studio; Wed 2 Feb 18:10 Studio (CC)
UK 2020. Dir Philip Barantini. With Stephen Graham, Vinette Robinson, Ray Panthaki, Jason Flemyng. 95min. Digital. 15. Courtesy of Vertigo Releasing. Audio Description available at all screenings. The screening on Wed 2 Feb 18:10 Studio will be presented with Subtitles for the D/deaf or people experiencing hearing loss.

London Short Film Festival
Sat 15 - Sat 22 Jan p45
We are pleased to announce that all the films screening in this festival will be presented with subtitles for the D/deaf and people experiencing hearing loss.

We are delighted to add the following to our January programme, screening on Digital, and 35mm where indicated:
Licorice Pizza
Fri 21 Jan 14:30 Studio; 17:45 NFT3 (35mm) and 20:25 Studio; Sat 22 Jan 11:40 NFT2 (CC), 14:30 NFT2 and 17:20 Studio; Sun 23 Jan 15:10 Studio and 18:15 NFT3 (35mm); Mon 24 Jan 14:20 Studio (CC) and 20:25 NFT2 (35mm); Tue 25 Jan 14:15 Studio and 17:30 NFT2 (35mm); Wed 26 Jan 14:15 Studio and 17:40 NFT3 (35mm); Thu 27 Jan 14:30 NFT3, 17:30 NFT2 (35mm) and 20:25 NFT2 (35mm); Sat 29 Jan 20:25 Studio; Mon 31 Jan 17:50 Studio (CC)
United States 2021. Dir Paul Thomas Anderson. With Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman. Bradley Cooper. 133min.
Digital/35mm. Cert 15. A Universal release.
All Digital screenings will have Audio Description available. The screenings on Sat 22 Jan 11:40 NFT2, Mon 24 Jan 14:20 Studio and Mon 31 Jan 17:50 Studio will be presented with subtitles for the D/deaf and people experiencing hearing loss.
Paul Thomas Anderson’s nostalgic and magical kaleidoscope of first love is an unmissable treat.
In San Fernando Valley 1973, Gary Valentine, a 15-year-old former child actor and budding entrepreneur, meets Alana Kane, a bored and aimless 25-year-old working as an assistant at his school yearbook photo shoot. Gary is instantly smitten and while Alana naturally rejects him, a fun and unlikely friendship blossoms.
Paul Thomas Anderson’s freewheeling romance is gloriously shot on film, with a joyous and evocative soundtrack, and features two outstanding film debuts: musician Alana Haim (from the band Haim) and Cooper Hoffman (the son of Philip Seymour Hoffman).
Kimberley Sheehan, BFI Southbank Programmer
Tickets on sale to Fri 7 Jan to BFI Champions and Patrons from 11:30, to BFI Members from 12:30 and to the general public from 16:00.

Preview: Amulet + Q&A with writer-director Romola Garai
Fri 21 Jan 18:00 NFT1 p6
This film runs 99min and has been given a 15 certificate.

We're delighted to announce these additional screenings:
Memoria p11
Sat 22 Jan 14:20 Studio; Fri 28 Jan 18:10 Studio; Sun 30 Jan 15:35 Studio; Wed 2 Feb 20:20 Studio; Thu 3 Feb 18:00 Studio

UK Premiere: A Bruddah's Mind + Q&A with director Dėo Cardoso
Sat 22 Jan 14:00 NFT3 p7
The Q&A will now be via Zoom as the director is unable to attend in person.

LSFF: Ghosts in the Machines + Q&A
Sat 22 Jan 20:45 NFT3 p46
We are delighted to announce that this programme of shorts will be followed by a filmmaker Q&A with BSL interpretation.
This screening will now take place in NFT1 and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The Hunger
Sat 22 Jan 20:50 NFT1 p31
This screening will now take place in NFT3 and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Funday Preview: Sing 2
Sun 23 Jan 11:30 NFT1 p52
We are pleased to announce there will now be a pre-recorded extended introduction from the film's writer-director Garth Jennings at this screening.
This film runs 110min and will be screened digitally.

Licorice Pizza
Thu 27 Jan 14:30 NFT3
This matinee will now take place in the Studio and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Terror Vision: My Little Eye + Intro with Mike Muncer, host of The Evolution of Horror podcast
Thu 27 Jan 20:30 NFT3 p51
We are delighted to announce that director Marc Evans will join the introduction to this screening.

Parallel Mothers
From Fri 28 Jan p12
This film runs 123min and has been given a 15 certificate.

Parallel Mothers
Fri 28 Jan 14:30 NFT3 p12
This matinee will now take place in the Studio and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any inconvenience.

South Sir Ernest Shackleton's Glorious Epic of the Antarctic
Fri 28 Jan 14:15 Studio p15
This matinee is now cancelled. We apologise for any disappointment.

Relaxed screening: L'Enfant sauvage (The Wild Child) + intro and discussion
Mon 31 Jan 18:10 NFT3 p48
We are pleased to announce that this event will be led by Janet Harbord (Professor of Film, Queen Mary University of London) and Ethan Lyon (PhD student at University of Southampton researching Gothic Horror cinema and its relationship to autism), both members of the Autism through Cinema podcast.
This screening is part of our Francois Truffaut: For the Love of Films programme.

February Programme

Finally Sunday!
Sat 5 Feb 17:50 NFT1 p33
Please note, this screening commences at 17:50 as per the calendar, not 17:15 as per page 33.

Funday Preview: Fireheart
Sun 6 Feb 12:30 NFT1 p60
Unfortunately, this screening and the Funday workshop at 11:00 are now cancelled. We apologise for any disappointment.

We are delighted to add this preview to our February programme:
Preview: The Worst Person in the World (Verdens verste menneske) + Q&A with director Joachim Trier and actor Renate Reinsve
Sat 12 Feb 20:15 NFT1
Norway-France-Sweden-Denmark 2021. Dir Joachim Trier. With Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Herbert Nordrum. 127min. Digital. EST. Cert tbc. A MUBI Release.
Joachim Trier and Renate Reinsve join us in person to discuss their new wistful and subversive romantic drama. The final instalment in his ‘Oslo Trilogy’ – following Reprise (LFF 2006) and Oslo, August 31st (LFF 2011) – Trier chronicles four bumpy years in the life and loves of the irrepressible Julie. Vibrant and playful, Julie is an academic over-achiever with charm and good looks to burn. Her attitude to work, love and commitment is capricious to say the least. But, perhaps never needing to try too hard has left her unsure of what it is she really wants? Trier and regular co-writer Eskil Vogt craft a witty, inventive and tender tale whose tonal shifts through euphoria, heartbreak and hope are beautifully interpreted by the wonderful Reinsve as Julie. Anders Danielsen Lie (the star of previous films in Trier’s trilogy) delivers a characteristically complex performance as Aksel, who bears the brunt of Julie’s unrest and indecision.
Sarah Lutton, Festival Programmer
Tickets £15, concs £12 on sale to BFI Patrons and Champions Tue 18 Jan 11:30, to BFI Members Tue 18 Jan 12:30 and to the general public from Wed 19 Jan 12:30.

The Handmaiden
Sat 12 Feb 20:10 NFT1 p41
This screening will now take place in the Studio at the slightly later time of 20:20.

T A P E x Invisible Women Present: Touched + pre-recorded Q&A
Sun 13 Feb 15:30 NFT3 p42
We are pleased to announce that all the shorts, and the pre-recorded Q&A, will be presented with subtitles for the D/deaf and people experiencing hearing loss.

Rafiki
Fri 18 Feb 18:00 NFT1 p27
This screening will be introduced by BFI Film Academy Young Programmers Ramatoulie Bobb, Clodagh Chapman and Beth Privitera.

Preview: La Mif + Q&A
Sat 19 Feb 18:00 NFT1 p14
To clarify, this preview takes place on 19 Feb as per the calendar, not 9 Feb as per page 14.

Flee
Mon 21 Feb 18:15 NFT3 p12
This film has been given a 15 certificate.
Please note this screening will now take place in the Studio.

Mississippi Mermaid
Wed 23 Feb 20:40 NFT1 p32
To clarify, there is no screening of Mississippi Mermaid on this date. The screening at this time should be The Green Room as per the calendar. We apologise for this error.

The Bride Wore Black
Sun 27 Feb 12:10 NFT1 p32
This screening commences at 12:10 as per the calendar and not 12:00 as per page 32.

Finally Sunday!
Sun 27 Feb NFT1 p33
Please note, this screening commences at 15:00 as per the calendar, not 15:30 as per page 33.

Relaxed screening: Keep The Change + intro and discussion
Mon 28 Feb 20:10 NFT3 p44
We are pleased to announce that this event will be led by Steven Eastwood, filmmaker and Professor of Film Practice at Queen Mary University of London, and artist Sam Ahern, a member of the Neurocultures Collective.