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British Film Institute

Overview
Works: 3,114 works in 6,722 publications in 4 languages and 165,815 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Romance films  Comedy films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Science fiction films  Periodicals 
Roles: prn, pre, Producer, Other, Distributor, Publisher, Editor, Collector, 475, Contributor, pmn, isb, Composer, Publishing director, Creator, Collaborator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Brooklyn by John Crowley( Visual )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and French and held by 2,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within
Philomena by Stephen Frears( Visual )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Judi Dench stars in the story of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock and given up for adoption. Nearly 50 years later, Philomena meets Martin Sixsmith, a former BBC reporter looking for his next big story. Together, they embark on a journey to locate her long lost son. As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the unlikely travel companions form a comic and heartwarming friendship."--Container
Sight and sound( )

in English and Spanish and held by 2,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suffragette by Sarah Gavron( Visual )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by true events, a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of the women who risked everything in their fight for equality in early 20th century Britain. The story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst, Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life
Mr. Turner by Mike Leigh( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies
45 years by Andrew Haigh( Visual )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this exquisitely calibrated film, Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay perform a subtly off-kilter pas de deux as Kate and Geoff, an English couple who, on the eve of an anniversary celebration, find their long marriage shaken by the arrival of a letter to Geoff that unceremoniously collapses his past into their shared present. Director Andrew Haigh carries the tradition of British realist cinema to artful new heights in 45 Years, weaving the momentous into the mundane as the pair go about their daily lives, while the evocatively flat, wintry Norfolk landscape frames their struggle to maintain an increasingly untenable status quo"--Container
A united kingdom by Amma Asante( Visual )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s. When they decided to marry, just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa, it caused an international uproar. However, their passionate romance triumphed over every obstacle and changed the course of African history
The lobster by Yorgos Lanthimos( Visual )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods
Seven psychopaths by Colin Farrell( Visual )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A screenwriter struggling for ideas suddenly finds a story when his odd friend Billy shows up at his door with a small dog he kidnapped from a gangster
Under the skin by Jonathan Glazer( Visual )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An existential, experimental science fiction film with erotic overtones that journeys to the heart of what it means to be human in which an alien in the form of a voluptuous young woman prowls the streets of Scotland in search of isolated lonely and unsuspecting men whom she lures into her otherworldly lair, where they are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again
Early man by Tom Hiddleston( Visual )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cavemen Dug and Hognob work together to defend their tribe against the Bronze Age's Lord Nooth
Pride by Matthew Warchus( Visual )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on an incredible true story, Pride is a film about two seemingly opposite communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership. Set during the Thatcher era, the Welsh mining community struggle to make ends meet during the 1984 miners' strike. In London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decide to raise money for the miners in solidarity. The group call themselves 'LGSM' - Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners - and approach the Union of Mineworkers to pledge their support. But there is a problem - the Union seems unwilling to accept their help. Undeterred, the LGSM members single out a small mining village to make their donation in person. A terrific ensemble cast ... portray the real people who stood up and fought for their place in society. A rousing British crowd-pleaser in the spirit of Billy Elliot and The Full Monty, Pride is a funny, affecting and truly inspiring film."--Container
Belle by Matthew Goode( Visual )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Dido Elizabeth Belle, an eighteenth-century English woman of mixed race, is raised in privilege by her aristocratic great-uncle and his wife, she is denied a proper social standing because of her skin color. But when Dido falls in love with a young idealist lawyer who aspires to create positive change, she finds herself caught between two worlds
Breathe( Visual )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis
Testament of youth by James Kent( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the beloved World War I memoir by Vera Brittain, and heralded as the voice of a generation, Testament of Youth presents the classic insight into the war from an extraordinary woman's point of view. 1914. Vera - youthful, free-minded, and irrepressible - is determined to sit exams for Oxford, against her conservative parents' wishes. She is encouraged and inspired by her brother and friends, particularly the brilliant Roland Leighton. Her hopes for Oxford with Roland turn to dust as war is declared and all the young men enlist. Vera gives up her dreams of writing to become a nurse, and as those closest to her perish on the front lines, she experiences the futility of war. Determined to find a new purpose, Vera returns to give voice to a lost generation and produce one of the defining memoirs of the age. Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war, loss, and remembrance
The girl with all the gifts by Gemma Arterton( Visual )

16 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanity has been all but destroyed by a fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating 'hungries'. Only a small group of children seem to be immune to its effects. At an army base in rural England, these unique children are being studied and subjected to cruel experiments. When the base falls, one little girl escapes and must discover what she is, ultimately deciding both her own future and that of the human race
'71 by Yann Demange( Visual )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a terrifying riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape."--IMDB
The BFI companion to the western by British Film Institute( Book )

28 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to Western films, cultural background of the West, and the careers of 300 Western actors, directors, and writers
Anime : a history by Jonathan Clements( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive history of Japanese animation draws on Japanese primary sources and testimony from industry professionals to explore the production and reception of anime, from its early faltering steps, to the international successes of Spirited Away and Pokémon"--Publisher's website
Free fire( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a colorful yet gritty 1970s Boston, Justine, a mysterious American businesswoman, and her wise-cracking associate Ord, arrange a black-market weapons deal in a deserted warehouse between IRA arms buyer Chris and shifty South African gun runner Vernon. What starts as a polite if uneasy exchange soon goes south when tensions escalate and shots are fired, quickly leading to a full-on Battle Royale where it₂s every man (and woman) for themselves
 
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Alternative Names
B.F.I.

B.F.I. (British Film Institute)

BFI

BFI (British Film Institute)

BFI InView

BFI Publishing.

Britanski filmski institut

British Film Institute

British Film Institute brita organizaĵo

British Film Institute gemeinnützige Organisation im Vereinigten Königreich zur Förderung, Dokumentation und Erhaltung der Filmerzeugung

British Film Institute (Journals)

British Film Institute, London.

British Film Institute organisatie uit Verenigd Koninkrijk

British Film Institute organización do Reino Unido

British Film Institute Publishing.

Britský filmový institut britská instituce na podporu kinematografie

Brytyjski Instytut Filmowy

Film Institute

Film Institute London

Institut Filem British

Institut Film Inggris

Londres (GB)

The British Film Institute

Британский институт кино

Британський інститут кінематографії доброчинна організація у Великій Британії

מכון הסרטים הבריטי

برٹش فلم انسٹی ٹیوٹ

بنیاد فیلم بریتانیا

جمعية الأفلام البريطانية

ব্রিটিশ ফিল্ম ইনস্টিটিউট

ബ്രിട്ടീഷ് ഫിലിം ഇൻസ്റ്റിറ്റ്യൂട്ട്

สถาบันภาพยนตร์อังกฤษ

영국 영화 협회

英国映画協会

英國電影協會

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English (321)

French (4)

Spanish (3)

Danish (1)