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Shakespeare on Film

A season of film, TV and special events in cinemas worldwide and on BFI Player.

Screenings and events

We are presenting the biggest ever programme of Shakespeare on film in the UK and across the world with the British Council.

Highlights include:

  • Ian McKellen live on stage to present the remastered Richard III for a UK-wide simulcast and the opening of Shanghai Film Festival with Shakespeare on Film.
  • International tour of 18 British films to 110 countries with British Council.
  • Play On! Shakespeare in Silent Cinema premiere at BFI Southbank with new live score by the Musicians of Shakespeare’s Globe.
  • New 4K restorations of Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet and Akira Kurosawa’s Ran.
  • Landmark films by Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Roman Polanski and Kenneth Branagh.

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