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British Film Institute

Overview
Works: 3,534 works in 7,231 publications in 4 languages and 186,612 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Romance films  Action and adventure films  History  Periodicals 
Roles: prn, pre, Producer, Other, Distributor, Publisher, Editor, pmn, isb, Collector, 475, Contributor, Composer, Publishing director, Creator, Collaborator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Brooklyn by John Crowley( Visual )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and French and held by 2,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellis, an Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she has the opportunity to find work and a future - and love in the form of Italian-American Tony. When a family tragedy brings her back to Ireland, she finds herself absorbed into her old community, but now with eligible Jim courting her. As she repeatedly postpones her return to America, Ellis finds herself confronting a terrible dilemma - a heart-breaking choice between two men and two countries
Philomena by Stephen Frears( Visual )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,394 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 2,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sight & Sound is the international film magazine that offers a unique insight into the very best of film culture - past, present and future. Published by the BFI since 1932 the Sight & Sound archive is an unrivalled resource of film commentary and criticism. When paired with long-running sister publication Monthly Film Bulletin (1934-1991) this collection also represents a fascinating journal of record of the films released in UK cinemas across the decades. (MFB is collected as annual volumes which can be found in the corresponding year within the S&S archive). Sight & Sound continues to bring you the best writing on the films that matter – covering a broad range of work in its features, interviews and comprehensive reviews section. A trusted guide with an intelligent approach - Sight & Sound is essential reading for the serious film fan
Suffragette by Sarah Gavron( Visual )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,799 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
A united kingdom by Amma Asante( Visual )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inspiring real-life romance of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (later Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments
The lobster by Yorgos Lanthimos( Visual )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,333 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 obligated to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods
Mr. Turner by Mike Leigh( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,324 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. This film explores the last 25 years or so of Turner's life in which he suffers greatly after the loss of his beloved father William and has relations with his housekeeper Hannah Danby and, later, landlady Sophia Booth, who he lives with in Chelsea until his death. During this time he refuses to acknowledge the existence of his two illegitimate daughters Evelina and Georgiana and develops his painting style, which is often both praised and criticised
Early man by Tom Hiddleston( Visual )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cavemen Dug and Hognob work together to defend their tribe against the Bronze Age's Lord Nooth
Under the skin by Jonathan Glazer( Visual )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 1,259 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
Seven psychopaths by Colin Farrell( Visual )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,245 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
Colette( Visual )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After marrying 'Willy', a successful Parisian writer, Colette is transplanted to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation, inspiring additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression
45 years by Andrew Haigh( Visual )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Kate and Geoff prepare to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary, their marriage is shaken when unexpected news threatens to change their lives
Breathe( Visual )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana's twin brothers and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall, Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together - raising their young son, traveling, and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients. Inspired by a true story
Pride by Matthew Warchus( Visual )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,094 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 Amma Asante( Visual )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,041 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
The girl with all the gifts by Gemma Arterton( Visual )

21 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,023 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
Lean on Pete by Andrew Haigh( Visual )

8 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray, both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete. The horse's owner Del Montgomery and his jockey Bonnie help Charley fill the void of his father's absence-until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter
You were never really here by Lynne Ramsay( Visual )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening
Testament of youth by James Kent( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 979 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
'71 by Yann Demange( Visual )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A British soldier is caught behind enemy lines in Belfast 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, he must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien, and deadly landscape
 
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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 britisk organisasjon for film

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

ბრიტანეთის კინოინსტიტუტი

영국 영화 협회

英国映画協会

英國電影協會

Languages
English (298)

French (3)

Spanish (3)

Danish (1)