Mary's Birthday (1951)

You can watch over 1000 other complete films and TV programmes from the BFI National Archive free of charge in the Mediatheque at BFI Southbank, London and at the new QUAD centre for art and film in Derby. A selection of films is also available on YouTube.

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Sight & Sound

We asked 50 critics to choose their films of 2008. The lists that they came up with reveal a surprising panoply of titles. And the top ten films are...

BFI Filmstore


Enjoy £5 off all BFI DVDs throughout this month in our Filmstore January Sale, including some great titles for kids; Lotte Reiniger the Fairytale Films, The Adventures of Prince Achmed and Kirikou and the Sorceress.



This month's Screenonline features a generous selection of Lotte Reiniger's magical fairy tales, a review of 1908 - another big year for the British film industry, and a survey of the fascinating, artful documentaries sponsored by BP.