Idris Elba’s directorial debut sees a young man try to settle old scores in a new country.
Dir Idris Elba
With Aml Ameen, Stephen Graham, Fraser James, Shantol Jackson
A STUDIOCANAL release
It’s Jamaica 1973 when we meet music-loving MC Dennis/D in his lush but dangerous stomping ground, navigating a world of violent political gangs. When he witnesses his beloved brother’s assassination, his lust for revenge leads him to the underworld of London, England – the Motherland. This gangster flick viscerally resurrects London’s urban grime with the help of a stonking soundtrack and a seductive dancehall scene. Yardie provides a rare big-screen release for a supreme black British cast; Aml Ameen’s portrayal of D proves a coming-of-age for this young talent, while a mesmerising Shantol Jackson steals every scene.
Gaylene Gould, Head of Cinema and Events
Audio Description available at all screenings.
The screenings on Sun 9 Sep 15:20 NFT2 and Mon 10 Sep 18:40 Studio will have Hearing-impaired Subtitles.
Yardie Ticket holders - Enjoy 20% off Mojito Kraken Rum cocktails at BFI Bar and Kitchen*
To tie in with our screenings of Yardie, we’ve created a fantastically refreshing Mojito cocktail complete with Kraken, the magical Jamaican black spiced rum.
*Only valid for Monday screenings through the run. Just present your ticket stub to benugo staff.
Misty at Trafalgar Studios
8 Sept - 20 Oct
Arinzé Kene’s acclaimed, ‘Big popular hit’ (Evening Standard) Misty transfers to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios for six weeks only. Through a visceral blend of theatre, gig and performance poetry, Arinzé delivers an epic, heartfelt and playful exploration of creative freedom, set against a pulsing vision of modern London. Directed by the Bush Theatre’s Omar Elerian (Nassim, One Cold Dark Night, Islands), Misty is ‘Inventive, subversive and duly ignites the room’ (Time Out).