BFI Highlights: January 2016

January 2016 Highlights:

Le Mepris

An extended run of Jean-Luc Godard’s colourful, sumptuous relationship drama Le Mepris, starring a smouldering Brigitte Bardot.

Godard’s muse Anna Karina will also be attending for Q&As after several screenings of Godard films in which she appeared:

Saturday 16 January, 15:10 – SCREENING: Bande à part + Q&A with Anna Karina

Saturday 16 January, 17:50 – SCREENING: Le Mépris + Q&A with Anna Karina

Saturday 16 January, 20:40 – SCREENING: Vivre sa vie + Q&A with Anna Karina


A preview of Lenny Abrahamsson’s festival award-winning drama Room, starring an outstanding Brie Larson. You can read the Smoke Screen review from London Film Festival here.

The Iron Giant

A Funday Preview of The Iron Giant, the animated adaptation of Ted Hughes acclaimed story  in a remastered version with extra scenes.

Mark Kermode

Mark Kermode in 3D. The idiosyncratic and beloved broadcaster and critic kicks off a new regular in-person series at the BFI.


BUG Special: 10 Years of Because Music- Adam Buxton takes viewers through a visual history of the eclectic music label that has houses artists like Justice and Charlotte Gainsbourg.


BFI Flare turns 30 – in celebration of the LGBT festival’s 30th anniversary this year, the BFI are screening several notable films, including Todd Haynes’s Poison.

The Assassin

Extended run of Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s elegant period “wuxia” martial arts epic The Assassin, voted the number 1 film of 2015 in the BFI’s Sight and Sound magazine

January Seasons:

Godard season in January 2016 at the BFI

  • Jean-Luc GodardA seminal film director and a leading contemporary artist whose work in diverse media and changing historical contexts demands to be re-examined.
  • Quentin TarantinoWith anticipation for The Hateful Eight reaching fever pitch, it’s the perfect opportunity to revisit the oeuvre of Tarantino on the big screen in 35mm.
  • Blitz Flicks

    Each weekend in January the BFI is offering you the chance to experience a matinee programme, 1940s-style.

  • Talking to Strangers: The TV dramas of Christopher MorahanA master craftsman of the small screen, who’s been at the helm of some of Britain’s most memorable productions.

See BFI website for full listings of events, talks, previews and strands in January and beyond.

BFI Highlights: January 2016
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