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Special films and events

The Uncertain Kingdom Volume 2

+ Q&A with directors

Ten more films from The Uncertain Kingdom, a collection of new short films offering a unique portrait of our nation today.

Joint ticket available by calling 020 7928 3232 or in person from the box office.
See Volume 1 film details.

Image from Strong is Better Than Angry

Climate change, migration, disability, homelessness and sexuality are just some of the subjects explored in The Uncertain Kingdom a new and urgent anthology of twenty short films from twenty directors that together offer a snapshot of the UK in 2020.

Sucka Punch
Dir Iggy LDN
In a rallying cry of protest, a young woman exposes the insidious ways brands use social media to disguise their true intentions.

Isaac & The Ram
Dir Jason Bradbury
Nightclub bouncer and former skinhead Hank reluctantly offers homeless gay teenager Isaac a place to stay for one unexpected night.

Left Coast
Dir Carol Salter
In the coastal towns of North West England, dedicated volunteers hand out kindness and food to help those left behind.

British People
Dir Lab Ky Mo
The unexpected arrival of her mother and socialist brother threatens a Conservative candidate’s ambition to become the first female British-Chinese MP.

What’s In A Name
Dir Runyararo Mapfumo
A handful of Brits explore the challenges they’ve encountered with their non-Western names and celebrate how their names express who they are.

Dir Rebecca Lloyd-Evans
The return of the Goddess Astarte triggers an exploration of female sexuality through the personal fantasies of three women.

Dir Stroma Cairns
In the heat of a community gym's sauna, a disparate group of Londoners gather nightly to open up about community, connection and faith.

Dir Jason Wingard
A modern parable about a woman who sees a homeless man literally sinking into the pavement and her attempts to save him in an indifferent world.

Strong Is Better Than Angry
Dir Hope Dickson Leach
A fists-bared, kickboxing, bleeding-nose look at who and what makes women angry right now – and what they do about it.

The Life Tree
Director: Paul Frankl
The discovery of a healing tree brings hope to a Bolivian migrant whose son is close to death from plastic pollution.

Tickets £8 per session. Joint ticket available (by phone or in person only) £14. 25-and-under £3 per session available in advance. On sale Fri 13 Mar to BFI Patrons and Champions from 11:30, to BFI Members from 12:30 and to the public from 16:00


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