This unusual feature (a French-Belgian- Luxembourgian co-production), with its lead cast consisting entirely of stop motion-animated children’s toys.Read More →
BFI Comedy Genius
This year the BFI launches the UK’s greatest ever celebration of film and TV comedy – bringing the gift of laughter just when we need it most!
From October to January the comedy geniuses of the big and small screen will be making us laugh at cinemas across the UK, online on BFI Player and with a wide range of UK partners.
Iconic work emerges from wide-ranging collaborations between writers, directors, actors and producers, and the greatest comedy talents often have a hand in all of these aspects of creative production. Comedy Genius focuses on those pre-eminent talents who are – or should be – celebrated by audiences for their distinctive on-screen performances.
Comedy Genius is a nationwide season led by BFI, the Independent Cinema Office and BFI Film Audience network, supported by funds from the National Lottery. For more screenings go to bficomedy.co.uk.
Hygiene inspectors Heinz and Kurt spend their time driving around Austria, inspecting country inns day after day. Not too shabby a job, right?Read More →
Based on the real-life social experiments conducted in Sweden during the 1950s.Read More →
An iconic picture about the absurdity of life during the communist regime in Poland.Read More →
A heavy-metal fan (Santiago Segura) and a psychic (Armando De Razza) help a priest (Alex Angulo) seek the infant Antichrist in Madrid at Christmas.Read More →
Luis Buñuel surrealistically skewers the conventions of polite society by applying his touch to a mundane event: a dinner party that may never come to pass.Read More →
Czechoslovakian director Milos Forman’s final film in his home country; he was scouting locations in Paris when the Russians moved their tanks into Prague in 1968 causing Forman to decide to remain an expatriate.Read More →
Finnish master Kaurismäki’s brightly idiosyncratic black comedy is a testament to a community’s capacity for kindness and resilience.Read More →