British Film Festival 2021

Presented by Palace, the British Film Festival ends the cinematic year in style from 3 Nov at Palace Nova Cinemas. 

The British Film Festival celebrates the finest filmmakers and acting talent from the British Isles, and the 2021 programme promises not to disappoint with exquisite performances from favourites such as Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Olivia Coleman, Colin Firth and Timothy Spall.

You can browse the digital version of the programme by downloading the pdf (5.6mb).

All films open to patrons 18 years and over unless otherwise noted, please check film classification exemptions online and in newspaper ads during the festival.

The British Film Festival 2021 - Opening Night Event E18+
Opening the British Film Festival in 2021 is the delightful true-crime caper and underdog tale The Duke, starring the excellent Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren.
The British Film Festival 2021 - Young at Heart selection: Off the Rails (NOV 19) M
Join us on Friday November 19 for a glass of prosecco and popcorn courtesy of Feros Care at selected screenings of Off the Rails, a feel-good comedy road-trip, following four women travelling through France, Spain and Italy, to finally complete a European
BFF21 The Railway Children G From: Nov 3, 2021
The Railway Children | A wonderful family film adapted from E Nesbit's much-loved 1906 novel, following the adventures of the Waterbury Children
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BFF21 Straw Dogs R18 From: Nov 3, 2021
Straw Dogs | A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment in this psychological thriller
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BFF21 Ali & Ava E18+ From: Nov 3, 2021
Ali and Ava | An exuberant music enthusiast and landlord Ali is a British Pakistani working-class landlord who forges close bonds with his tenants.
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BFF21 Barry Lyndon G From: Nov 3, 2021
Barry Lyndon | An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.
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BFF21 Belfast CTC From: Nov 3, 2021
Belfast | A poignant and joyful coming-of-age drama set in late 1960s Northern Ireland
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BFF21 Benediction CTC From: Nov 3, 2021
Benediction | A sumptuous and tender portrait, Benediction explores the turbulent life of 20th-century English poet and soldier Siegfried Sassoon.
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BFF21 Best Sellers CTC From: Nov 3, 2021
Best Sellers |
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BFF21 Boiling Point MA15 From: Nov 3, 2021
Boiling Point | An emotionally scarred London chef struggles to keep it together in this heated single-take thriller set in & around a restaurant during a single evening
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BFF21 Eric Clapton: Lockdown Sessions E From: Nov 3, 2021
Eric Clapton: Lockdown Sessions |
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BFF21 Falling for Figaro M From: Nov 3, 2021
Falling for Figaro | Brilliant young fund manager Millie is a brilliant young fund manager who decides to quit her job to chase her dream of becoming an opera singer
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BFF21 It Snows in Benidorm MA15 From: Nov 3, 2021
It Snows in Benidorm | Benidorm is a fascinating melting pot of cultures, ages and lifestyles.
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BFF21 Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story M From: Nov 3, 2021
Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story | An immersive journey through the trailblazing life of novelist Jackie Collins.
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BFF21 Last Night in Soho CTC From: Nov 3, 2021
Last Night in Soho | A young woman is transported back to the 1960s in acclaimed director Edgar Wright’s time-travelling psychological thiller
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BFF21 Miss Marx M From: Nov 3, 2021
Miss Marx | A richly shot biopic, Miss Marx is an audacious retelling of the life of Eleanor Marx, Karl Marx’s youngest daughter.
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BFF21 Mothering Sunday E18+ From: Nov 3, 2021
Mothering Sunday | An intimate period drama exploring a creative awakening steeped in books, love and loss, Mothering Sunday’s terrific extended cast make this a must-see
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BFF21 My Father And Me M From: Nov 3, 2021
My Father And Me | Amongst the foremost names in documentary filmmaking for decades, Nick Broomfield has never made a film more distinctly personal than this
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BFF21 Nowhere Special M From: Nov 3, 2021
Nowhere Special | A poignant story told with great tenderness and enormous heart that examines the small and intimate moments of a moving father-son relationship.
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BFF21 Off the Rails M From: Nov 3, 2021
Off the Rails | A feel-good comedy road-trip as four women travelthrough France, Spain and Italy, to finally complete a European odyssey and their friend’s dying wish
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BFF21 Operation Mincemeat E18+ From: Nov 3, 2021
Operation Mincemeat | A stranger than fiction true story set during WWII 2 starring Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen
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BFF21 Quadrophenia R18 From: Nov 3, 2021
Quadrophenia | Jimmy loathes his job and parents. He seeks solace with his mod clique, scooter riding and drugs, only to be disappointed.
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BFF21 Sparkling: The Story of Champagne G From: Nov 3, 2021
Sparkling: The Story of Champagne | This sparkling documentary shares inside perspectives from the A-list Champagne houses and features a host of A-list talent.
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BFF21 Stardust M From: Nov 3, 2021
Stardust | Meet David before Bowie. One of the greatest icons in music history; But who was the young man behind the many faces?
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BFF21 The Duke E18+ From: Nov 3, 2021
The Duke | In 1961, 60-year-old taxi driver Kempton Bunton steals Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London.
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BFF21 The Electrical Life of Louis Wain M From: Nov 3, 2021
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain | An eccentric artist introduces Victorian London to the delights of cats in this enlightening biopic starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
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BFF21 The Go Between M From: Nov 3, 2021
The Go Between | A tale of torrid and forbidden love between a couple in the English countryside, adapted by Harold Pinter from the 1953 novel by L. P. Harley
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BFF21 The Last Bus M From: Nov 3, 2021
The Last Bus | A heart-warming tale of adventure across Britain. A recent widower living in Scotland who is planning one giant bus trip
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BFF21 The Obscure Life of the Grand Duke of Corsic MA15 From: Nov 3, 2021
The Obscure Life of the Grand Duke of Corsica | Timothy Spall & Peter Stormare star as a cantankerous architect & an eccentric billionaire in a homage to Peter Greenaway
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BFF21 The War Below M From: Nov 3, 2021
The War Below | A spirited film about the tunnelling and sabotage efforts at the battle of Messines during the First World War
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BFF21 To Olivia M From: Nov 3, 2021
To Olivia | A powerful and emotional drama about the tribulations behind best-selling novelist Roald Dahl's marriage to Academy Award winning actress Patricia Neal
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BFF21 Sunday Bloody Sunday M From: Nov 3, 2021
Sunday Bloody Sunday | The emotional intricacies of a polyamorous relationship between young artist Bob and his two lovers.
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BFF21 A Clockwork Orange R18 From: Nov 3, 2021
A Clockwork Orange | Celebrating its 50th anniversary and presented in a stunning 4K restoration, Stanley Kubrick’s cult classic A Clockwork Orange
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