Top Ten British Film Festival Movies

By Lyall Carter


Christmas has come early in the form of the Mini British Film Festival 2019!

Featuring the very best of British filmmaking the programme offers a rich and satisfying selection of films that tell authentic stories, introduce new voices, and bring together new visions from some of the most acclaimed talent Britain has to offer.

The Mini British Film Festival runs from 30 October - 13 November. You can find the full festival program with all the movie line-ups, locations, and show times happening in your region at 

Here are the ten films that I'm most excited for coming up at the festival!

mrs. lowry and son

Biopic on artist L.S. Lowry (Timothy Spall) and his relationship with his mother (Vanessa Redgrave), who tries to dissuade him from pursuing his passion.

fisherman's friends

A London music executive is pranked into signing a group of shanty-singing fishermen in this feel-good, true-story comedy drama.

the aeronauts

Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne must fight survival on a hot air balloon in this biographical adventure flick directed by BAFTA nominee Tom Harper.


English-Nigerian actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje writes and directs this autobiographical account of his adolescent years in a skinhead gang.

mr. jones

A Welsh journalist breaks the news in the western media of the famine in the Soviet Union in the early 1930s.

sorry we missed you

Ken Loach drama. Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise…

official secrets

Keira Knightley is whistle-blower Katharine Gun in this political thriller co-starring Ralph Fiennes and from the director of Tsotsi.

a guide to second date sex

Rom-com about a couple on a second date with no idea of what they are supposed to do. Based on the play by Rachel Hirons.


Multi-Oscar nominee Mike Leigh (Another Year) writes and directs this story on the 1819 Peterloo Massacre.

vita & virgina

True romance about the love affair between socialite and author Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton) and literary icon Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki). 

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